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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 23XJ

Use of force in carrying out forensic procedures

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2) and section 23XK, a person authorised to carry out a forensic procedure on a person, or a constable, may use reasonable force:

                     (a)  to enable a forensic procedure to be carried out; or

                     (b)  to prevent loss, destruction or contamination of any sample.

             (2)  All forensic procedures are to be carried out in a manner consistent with appropriate medical or other relevant professional standards.



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