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The Detention Centre Rules 2001

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Medical examinations required in the interests of others

37.—(1) This rule applies where a detainee custody officer, acting under an authorisation given by the manager under Schedule 12 to the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, requires a detained person to submit to a medical examination for the purposes of determining whether he is suffering from a disease specified by order under paragraph 3(7) of that Schedule to that Act.

(2) A detained person who has been required to submit to a medical examination shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, be asked to consent to the examination and be informed by the examining medical practitioner—

(a)that he is being required to submit to a medical examination in accordance with Schedule 12 to the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;

(b)of the nature of the disease from which there are reasonable grounds to believe he is suffering; and

(c)that a refusal, without reasonable excuse, to submit to the medical examination is an offence under that Act.

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