This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 10 February 2014, amend the Corrections Regulations 2005 (the principal regulations).
The regulations provide for the chief executive of the Department of Corrections (the chief executive) to determine whether a prisoner is a male or female prisoner where, for accommodation purposes, there is doubt about the prisoner's sex. If a prisoner supplies a birth certificate that records the prisoner's sex as male or female, the determination must reflect the prisoner's birth certificate. If a prisoner supplies a birth certificate that records the prisoner's sex as indeterminate, or records no sex, the chief executive must undertake a review of the determination.
Any prisoner who is dissatisfied with the determination may apply to the chief executive for a review unless the prisoner has been charged with, or is serving (or has recently served) a sentence for, a serious sexual offence against a person of the prisoner's nominated sex.
Date of notification in Gazette: 12 December 2013.
These regulations are administered by the Department of Corrections.