(1) Without prejudice to any power otherwise conferred, a superintendent may authorise and direct the restraint of a prisoner where in his opinion such restraint is necessary ¾
(a) to prevent a prisoner injuring himself or any other person; or
(b) upon considering advice from a medical officer or some other medical practitioner, on medical grounds; or
(c) to prevent the escape of a prisoner during his movement to or from a prison or during his temporary absence from a prison.
(2) Restraint involving the use of medication shall be used only on medical grounds with the approval of a medical officer or some other medical practitioner.
(3) If restraint is used in relation to a prisoner for a continuing period of more than 24 hours, the use and the circumstances shall be reported forthwith to the chief executive officer by the superintendent.
[Section 42 amended by No. 66 of 1982 s. 3; No. 47 of 1987 s. 11; No. 113 of 1987 s. 32; No. 43 of 1999 s. 12.]