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27B .         Confidentiality

        (1)         In this section —

        confidential information means information about —

            (a)         the place, date or time at which, an analysis or examination referred to in section 27A is to be carried out; or

            (b)         the place at which a sample is or was stored; or

            (c)         the security or storage arrangements relating to the keeping of a sample.

        (2)         Except as provided in subsection (3), a person shall not divulge any confidential information obtained for the purposes of, or as a result of, the person carrying out an analysis or examination referred to in section 27A.

        Penalty: $20 000 and imprisonment for 7 years.

        (3)         Subsection (2) does not apply to the divulging of information —

            (a)         in the course of the performance of any function under this Act; or

            (b)         for the purposes of the investigation of any suspected offence; or

            (c)         in the course of the conduct of proceedings against any person for an offence.

        [Section 27B inserted: No. 44 of 1995 s. 9.]

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