Northern Territory Consolidated Acts

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Search of females

    (1)     A search of a female under this Division shall be carried out only:

        (a)     by a female member of the Police Force;

        (b)     by a medical practitioner authorised by a member to carry out the search; or

        (c)     where there is neither a female member nor a medical practitioner available – by a female person authorised by a member to carry out the search.

    (2)     Where a medical practitioner or a female person is authorised under subsection (1) to carry out a search of a female, the medical practitioner or female person carrying out the search has, for the purposes of that search, the same powers, and is subject to the same protection, as a member.

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