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    45. Power of medical examination and treatment

    Where a prisoner refuses to undergo

    (a) a medical examination upon admission to a prison; or

    (b) a medical examination required by the chief executive officer or the superintendent; or

    (c) a medical examination which a medical officer considers necessary; or

    (d) medical treatment and a medical officer is of the opinion that the life or health of the prisoner or any other person is likely to be endangered by that refusal,

    the medical officer and any person acting in good faith may, under the direction of such officer, make such a medical examination or administer such medical treatment and use such force as is reasonably necessary for the purpose.

    [Section 45 amended by No. 47 of 1987 s. 11; No. 113 of 1987 s. 32; No. 43 of 1999 s. 13.]



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