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Drug test sample if drug use suspected

159 Drug test sample if drug use suspected

(1) On forming a suspicion that an inmate--
(a) has been administered (whether by himself or herself or otherwise) with a drug, or
(b) is under the influence of a drug,
a correctional officer holding office or acting in a rank that is of or above the rank of Chief Correctional Officer may require the inmate to supply a drug test sample for testing or analysis and give directions as to how the sample is to be supplied.
(2) The directions may require the inmate to comply with directions given by a correctional officer as to how the sample is to be supplied.
(3) An inmate must not refuse or fail to comply with a direction under this clause.
Note : Failure by an inmate to comply with this subclause is a correctional centre offence.
(4) An analysis of the sample must be carried out by an analyst.
(5) In any proceedings for a correctional centre offence that are being dealt with under the Act by the governor or a Visiting Magistrate, and in which it is alleged that a requirement was made under subclause (1), a certificate signed by an authorised officer to the effect that the requirement was made--
(a) for a specified inmate, or
(b) for all inmates of a specified class,
is admissible in evidence of the facts so certified.

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