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COMBAT SPORTS ACT 2013 - SECT 61
Medical examinations directed by Authority
61 Medical examinations directed by Authority
(1) Direction to submit to medical examination by medical practitioner The
Authority may, by notice in writing served on a combatant, direct the
combatant to submit to a medical examination by a specified medical
practitioner on or before a specified date.
(2) Direction to submit to
examination or investigation by qualified person on recommendation of medical
practitioner The Authority, on the recommendation of a medical practitioner,
may, by notice in writing served on a combatant, direct the combatant to
submit to an examination or investigation by a qualified person on or before a
specified date to determine any particular matter or thing concerning the
combatant's health or safety.
(3) One or more directions may be given A
notice under this section may give directions in relation to one or more
examinations or investigations by one or more medical practitioners or other
(4) Combatant to comply with direction A combatant who is
given a notice under this section must not (except as may be permitted by the
notice) engage in a combat sport contest or sparring unless the combatant has
complied with the direction or directions given by the notice.
penalty: 50 penalty units.
(5) Authority authorised to make request to
medical practitioner The Authority may request a medical practitioner referred
to in this section to exercise (in relation to the combatant) any of the
(a) the pre-contest medical examination functions,
any other functions relating to the health or safety of the combatant that the
Authority specifies in its request.
(6) Authority authorised to make request
to qualified person The Authority may request a qualified person to conduct a
specified examination or investigation of the combatant and to report to the
Authority concerning any such examination or investigation.
(7) Meaning of
qualified person A reference in this section to a
"qualified person" is a reference to a person who is suitably qualified, in
the opinion of the Authority, to determine a particular matter or thing. A
qualified person may but need not be a medical practitioner.
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