Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 1978

13D Certificate by person conducting examination

(1)

The medical practitioner or other person who conducts an examination of any person detained under section 13A of this Act shall, on concluding the examination, certify the results of the examination in whichever of the following forms is appropriate:

(a)

That, in his or her professional judgment, the detained person has nothing secreted within that person’s body, or within that part of the body to which the examination related, that could be or contain a Class A controlled drug or a Class B controlled drug:

(b)

That, in his or her professional judgment, the detained person has something secreted within that person’s body that could be or contain a Class A controlled drug or a Class B controlled drug:

(c)

That the results of the examination are inconclusive.

(2)

A copy of every certificate given under subsection (1) of this section shall be given to—

(a)

The detained person; and

(b)

The barrister or solicitor appointed under section 13F of this Act; and

(c)

The medical practitioner appointed under that section.

Sections 13A to 13M (and the preceding heading “Internal concealment”) were inserted, as from 1 October 1985, by section 2 Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 1985 (1985 No 130).