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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 23YL

Liability for forensic procedures

                   No civil or criminal liability is incurred by any person (including a constable) who carries out, or helps to carry out, a forensic procedure under this Part in respect of anything properly and necessarily done in good faith by the person in carrying out or helping to carry out the forensic procedure if the person believed on reasonable grounds that:

                     (a)  informed consent had been given to the carrying out of the forensic procedure; or

                     (b)  the carrying out of the forensic procedure without informed consent had been duly ordered by a constable or magistrate under this Part.

Note:          This section does not provide any protection in respect of action taken maliciously.



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