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    39. Duties of medical officers

    A medical officer shall

    (a) attend at a prison at such times and on such occasions as are specified in the terms of the medical officer's appointment or engagement;

    (b) on the request of the chief executive officer, examine a prisoner as soon as practicable after the prisoner's admission to prison and ascertain and record the prisoner's state of health and any other circumstance connected with the prisoner's health, as the medical officer considers necessary;

    (c) maintain a record of the medical condition and the course of treatment prescribed in respect of each prisoner under the medical officer's care;

    (d) make such returns and reports to the chief executive officer as the chief executive officer may from time to time direct;

    (e) make records referred to in paragraphs (b) and (c) relating to a prisoner available, upon request, to the chief executive officer;

    (f) on the request of the chief executive officer, give close medical supervision to a prisoner in separate confinement;

    (g) on the request of the chief executive officer, examine and treat a prisoner who requires medical care and treatment; and

    (h) on the request of the chief executive officer or a superintendent, examine a prisoner.

    [Section 39 inserted by No. 43 of 1999 s. 10.]

Note: This is not an authorised version. The only authorised version is the hardcopy (printed) version published under authority of the Government Printer, available from the State Law Publisher, 10 William St Perth W.A. 6000.