46. Medical examination for evidentiary purposes
Where there are reasonable grounds for believing that a medical examination of a prisoner will afford evidence as to the commission of an offence, a medical officer or a medical practitioner registered under the Medical Act 1894 acting at the request of the chief executive officer or the superintendent, and any person acting in good faith under the direction of such officer or practitioner, may make such medical examination of the prisoner as is reasonably necessary to ascertain the facts which may afford such evidence and use such force as is reasonably necessary for the purpose.
[Section 46 amended by No. 47 of 1987 s. 11; No. 113 of 1987 s. 32; No. 43 of 1999 s. 14.]