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Procedures for taking samples

S. 74C(1) amended by No. 69/2017 s. 51.

    (1)     If a Council authorised officer or Council contracted authorised officer proposes to take a sample or arranges for a veterinary practitioner to take a sample from a dog under section 74B, he or she must—

        (a)     advise the owner of the dog, if possible before taking the sample, that it is taken for the purpose of analysis; and

        (b)     advise the owner of the dog that the owner may nominate a person to analyse part of the sample; and

        (c)     forward a part of the sample that is sufficient for analysis—

              (i)     to any person nominated by the owner of the dog; and

              (ii)     to a qualified person nominated by the authorised officer; and

        (d)     keep part of the sample untouched for future comparison; and

        (e)     return the remainder of the sample to the owner of the dog within 28 days if the sample is not required for the purposes of a proceeding under this Act or the regulations.

    (2)     In this section, "qualified person" means a person whom the Secretary has approved in writing as being qualified to conduct the analysis of samples taken under section 74B.

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