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Singapore Armed Forces Act
Singapore Armed Forces
(Urine Specimens and Urine Tests) Regulations
Rg 10
G.N. No. S 93/1978
REVISED EDITION 2001
(31st January 2001)
[28th April 1978]
Definitions
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“controlled drug” has the same meaning as in the Misuse of Drugs Act (Cap. 185);
“enforcement officer” means an officer of the Singapore Armed Forces, a serviceman not below the rank of sergeant or a military policeman;
“escort” means a serviceman escorting a subject to the urine collection point;
“subject” means a serviceman who is required to provide a specimen of his urine for the purpose of a urine test under a lawful order or a general order;
“Urine Bank” means any place used for the purpose of storing urine specimens procured under a lawful order or a general order.
Security boxes
3.
—(1)  Urine specimens which are to be procured for the purpose of urine tests under a lawful order or a general order shall be procured and deposited in security boxes in accordance with the First Schedule.
(2)  No person shall have the key to any security box without the authority of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, or the Chief Medical Officer.
Procedure
4.  The collection and delivery of urine specimens deposited in security boxes shall be in accordance with the Second Schedule.
Storage
5.  The storage of urine specimens at the Urine Bank shall be in accordance with the Third Schedule.
Second test
6.
—(1)  Any person who wishes to have a second test of his urine specimen shall apply in writing to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, within 14 days after he has been notified of the result of the first test of his urine specimen.
(2)  The second urine test shall be carried out in accordance with the Fourth Schedule.
FIRST SCHEDULE
Procuring Urine Specimens and Depositing Them in Security Boxes
1.  When a subject is ready to give his urine, the enforcement officer shall ask him to select 2 plastic containers from a lot specified for this purpose.
2.  The subject shall carry the 2 containers with him and shall be accompanied by an escort to the urine collection point.
3.  If the subject wishes to wash the containers he has selected he shall be allowed to do so.
4.  The subject, if a woman, shall in addition to the 2 containers also pick a beaker from a number of other beakers and may wash it before and after she has used it.
5.  The escort shall ensure that the urine specimen in the 2 containers is that of the subject and not that of any other person.
6.  The volume of urine specimen in each of the 2 containers shall not be less than 15 millilitres.
7.  The escort shall then accompany the subject who shall carry his 2 containers with him for labelling and sealing.
8.  The enforcement officer shall write out the name of the subject, the number of his National Registration Identity Card or Passport or other identification documents and where applicable the date of his arrest on 2 self-adhesive labels.
9.  The enforcement officer shall then enter the other necessary particulars on the labels and affix them to the containers.
10.  The enforcement officer shall read out the particulars on the labels and show the labels to the subject before affixing them to the containers.
11.  The enforcement officer shall then seal the containers in the presence of the subject and shall ensure that the containers are properly sealed and correctly stamped with a security seal.
12.  No person shall handle the 2 containers from the time they are handed to the subject till they are given to the enforcement officer for the labels to be affixed.
13.  The enforcement officer shall ask the subject himself to deposit one container of the urine specimen into each of the 2 security boxes which should be kept locked at all times until they are delivered to the Drug Analytical Laboratory and the Urine Bank.
SECOND SCHEDULE
Collection and Delivery of Urine Specimens and the Security Arrangement Therefor
1.  The 2 security boxes shall be delivered as soon as practicable to the Drug Analytical Laboratory and the Urine Bank.
2.  After delivery to the Drug Analytical Laboratory and the Urine Bank, the person who has custody of the key to any locked box shall unlock the box and empty its contents in the presence of the person who delivered the box.
3.  The empty security box shall be re-locked and handed back to the person who delivered the box.
THIRD SCHEDULE
Storage of Urine Specimens At Urine Bank
1.  On arrival at the Urine Bank the container shall as soon as practicable be stored in the cold room of the Urine Bank.
2.  The container containing any urine specimen shall not be removed from the cold room without the written authority of a person authorised by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, until the result of the analysis of the other part of that urine specimen is made available by the Drug Analytical Laboratory.
3.  If the result of the analysis does not indicate the presence of any controlled drug, the container containing that urine specimen shall be taken out of the cold room and the urine specimen shall be disposed of.
4.  If the result of the analysis indicates the presence of a controlled drug, the container containing that urine specimen shall be retained in the cold room and kept for at least 14 days so as to allow the subject concerned to make an application for a second test.
5.  If no such application is received within the time specified by regulation 6(1), the urine specimen shall be taken out of the cold room and disposed of.
FOURTH SCHEDULE
Procedure for Second Test of Urine Specimens
1.  Where a subject has made an application to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, within the period specified by regulation 6(1), the Permanent Secretary shall direct the removal of the container containing that subject’s urine specimen from the cold room at the Urine Bank.
2.  The subject and his defending office or solicitor, if he is represented, may be permitted to witness the removal of that container from the cold room at such time as may be specified by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence.
3.  The subject shall be allowed to inspect the container to satisfy himself that the label affixed thereto bears his particulars and that the seal has not been tampered with.
4.  The subject and his defending officer or solicitor shall be allowed to accompany the person taking the container containing the urine specimen from the Urine Bank to the Drug Analytical Laboratory for the second test.
5.  The Drug Analytical Laboratory shall acknowledge the receipt of that container.
6.  The Chief Medical Officer shall arrange for a person other than the person who conducted the first test of the subject’s urine specimen to carry out the second test.
7.  The result of the second test shall be sent to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, who shall inform the subject and his defending officer or solicitor of the result.
[G.N. No. S 93/78]

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Singapore Armed Forces (Urine Specimens and Urine Tests) Regulations
(CHAPTER 295, Rg 10)
This Legislative History is provided for the convenience of users of the Singapore Armed Forces (Urine Specimens and Urine Tests) Regulations. It is not part of these Regulations.
1.  
G. N. No. S 93/1978—Singapore Armed Forces (Urine Specimens and Urine Tests) Regulations 1978
Date of commencement
:
28 April 1978
2.  
Date of operation
:
25 March 1992
3.  
Date of operation
:
31 January 2001
4.  
Date of operation
:
Date not available.