A person must not interfere or tamper with, or destroy, a sample of blood or a non-invasive sample provided by or taken from a member of correctional staff under Division 5 of Part 11 of the Act unless the sample is destroyed--
(a) by or at the direction of an analyst in the course of or on completion of analysis, or
(b) in the case of a sample handed to a person on behalf of a member of correctional staff, by or at the direction of the person, or
(c) after the expiration of 12 months commencing on the day on which the sample was taken or provided, or a longer period (being no more than 5 years) as directed by the Commissioner in respect of the sample in a direction made before the expiration.
: Maximum penalty--20 penalty units.