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(1)If an authorisation is in force for the prison, any prison officer may, at the prison, in accordance with prison rules, require any prisoner who is confined in the prison to provide a sample of urine for the purpose of ascertaining whether he has any drug in his body.
(2)If the authorisation so provides, the power conferred by subsection (1) above shall include power to require a prisoner to provide a sample of any other description specified in the authorisation, not being an intimate sample, whether instead of or in addition to a sample of urine.
(3)In this section—
“” means an authorisation by the governor;
“drug” means any drug which is a controlled drug for the purposes of the M1Misuse of Drugs Act 1971;
“intimate sample” has the same meaning as in Part V of the M2Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984;
“prison officer” includes a prisoner custody officer within the meaning of Part IV of the Criminal Justice Act 1991; and
“prison rules” means rules under section 47 of this Act.]
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