(cf 1991 Act, s 16)(1) This section applies if:(a) a pathology test is carried out at the request of a registered medical practitioner (the requesting practitioner) for the purpose of determining whether a person has a Category 3 condition, and(b) the test has a positive result.(2) In these circumstances, the person who certifies the test results (the certifier) must send to the Director-General a report, in the approved form, as to those results as soon as practicable.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.(3) If the certifier so requests, the requesting practitioner must provide the certifier, within 72 hours after the request is made, with sufficient information to enable the report to be completed.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.(4) On receiving a report that appears to be incomplete or incorrect, the Director-General may ask any medical practitioner involved in the treatment of the person concerned to provide:(a) such information as is necessary to complete or correct the report, and(b) such other information concerning the person’s medical condition and transmission and risk factors as is available to the medical practitioner.(5) A medical practitioner who is asked to provide such information is authorised to do so, subject to section 56 but despite any other Act or law.