232 Savings relating to blood specimens taken under this Act and posted in accordance with Transport Act 1962

(1)

This section applies to a blood specimen if that blood specimen—

(a)

is taken under section 72 or section 73 and posted by registered post in any package, parcel, or other container that is addressed to a ministry analyst (within the meaning of the Transport Act 1962); and

(b)

is received by an approved analyst (or person employed by an approved laboratory and approved for the purpose by an approved analyst).

(2)

Sections 74 and 75 apply in all respects to a blood specimen to which this section applies as if—

(a)

that blood specimen had been delivered to an approved analyst (or a person employed by an approved laboratory and approved for the purpose by an approved analyst) in a package properly addressed to the approved analyst; and

(b)

that approved analyst is deemed to be the approved analyst notified under section 74(4)(b); and

(c)

any certificate of the kind referred to in section 75(4) that certifies that the blood specimen was sent or caused to be sent by registered post to a ministry analyst (within the meaning of the Transport Act 1962) is deemed to certify that the specimen was sent or caused to be sent to a specified approved analyst in accordance with section 74.