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SEX INDUSTRY ACT 2019 (NO 40 OF 2019) - SECT 16

Medical examinations

    (1)     A person (the defendant ) commits an offence if:

    (a)     the defendant states or implies that the defendant or another person has undergone a medical examination; and

    (b)     as a result of the statement or implication, the person to whom the statement or implication was made:

        (i)     is induced to believe that the defendant or other person is not infected with a sexually transmissible infection or blood borne virus; and

        (ii)     enters into a contract for sex work with the defendant or other person; and

    (c)     the defendant is reckless in relation to the result referred to in paragraph (b).

Maximum penalty:     20 penalty units.

    (2)     Strict liability applies to subsection (1)(a).

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