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(1)A health care professional authorised by virtue of an order under section 34(1) to medically examine a person—
(a)must not use invasive or intrusive procedures unless that professional considers such procedures are necessary to achieve the purpose for which the examination is being carried out; and
(b)must, where the professional considers such procedures are necessary for that purpose, use the least invasive and least intrusive procedures practicable.
(2)In this section, “invasive procedures” do not include—
(a)examination of the ear, nose or mouth;
(b)temperature assessment using—
(i)an ear, oral or cutaneous thermometer; or
(c)physical examination of skin and hair;
(g)external collection of urine, faeces or saliva samples;
(h)external measurement of blood pressure;
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