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Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Regulation 2008
Repealed version for 11 April 2014 to 31 August 2014 (accessed 6 April 2020 at 16:44)
287   Probationary staff members
(1)  If a member of correctional staff appointed on probation tests positive for alcohol or tests positive for a prohibited drug, the Commissioner may:
(a)  direct the staff member to attend an interview with an approved counsellor for assessment and to participate in any rehabilitation program recommended by that counsellor, or
(b)  annul his or her appointment under section 23 of the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002.
(2)  If such a staff member fails, without reasonable excuse, to attend an interview or counselling session after being directed to do so or, without reasonable excuse, fails to participate in any rehabilitation program recommended by an approved counsellor referred to in subclause (1) (a), the Commissioner may annul his or her appointment under section 23 of the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002.
(3)  The Commissioner may at any time refer the staff member to a medical practitioner for the purpose of the medical practitioner determining the staff member’s fitness for duty.
(4)  The Commissioner is to have regard to any report made by the medical practitioner in relation to such a staff member.