Intoxicating Substances Act
(CHAPTER 146A, Section 28)
Intoxicating Substances (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Regulations
REVISED EDITION 1990
(25th March 1992)
[1st December 1987]
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Intoxicating Substances (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Regulations.
2. In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Director of Prisons” has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Prisons Act [Cap. 247];
“medical officer” means a Government medical officer who for the time being is assigned to perform the functions of a medical officer under these Regulations;
3. The officer-in-charge of an approved centre shall be responsible for the control and occupation of all inmates therein and may issue general orders not inconsistent with these Regulations which shall be observed by the inmates.
4. Every inmate shall be examined by a medical officer as soon as possible after his admission to an approved centre.
—(1) The Director of Prisons may, at any time, require any inmate of an approved centre to undergo a medical examination by the medical officer for the purposes of ascertaining whether the inmate is suffering from, or is a carrier of, any infectious disease.
(2) Where an inmate refuses to undergo the medical examination under paragraph (1) or refuses to provide any sample necessary for the purposes of such examination, the medical officer shall forthwith give a written notification to the officer-in-charge of the approved centre.
(3) The officer-in-charge of the approved centre may, upon receipt of the written notification under paragraph (2), direct that the inmate be detained separately from other inmates until such time when the inmate undergoes the required medical examination.
(4) Where an inmate has been ascertained to be suffering from, or is a carrier of, any infectious disease under this regulation, the medical officer shall forthwith give a written report to the officer-in-charge of the approved centre.
(5) The officer-in-charge of the approved centre shall, upon receipt of the written report by the medical officer under paragraph (4), direct that the inmate be detained separately from other inmates until the medical officer certifies that the inmate is free from infection or the risk of spreading the infectious disease to other persons is eliminated.
(6) In this regulation, “infectious disease” has the same meaning as in the Infectious Diseases Act [Cap. 137].
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4B. Where, in consequence of any action taken under regulation 4A, any person is aware or has reasonable grounds for believing that an inmate has Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or is infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or is suffering from a sexually transmitted disease or is a carrier of that disease, the person shall not disclose any information which may identify the inmate except —
with the consent of the inmate;
in accordance with regulation 4A;
when ordered to do so by a court;
to any person who is treating, caring or handling the inmate;
to the victim of a sexual assault by the inmate; or
where such disclosure is allowed under section 20D of Infectious Diseases Act.
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5. Every inmate of an approved centre shall —
be provided with a separate bed; and
be supplied with sufficient and varied food based on a dietary scale drawn up by the medical officer and approved by the Director of Prisons .
6. The daily routine of inmates in an approved centre, including the hours of sleep and recreation, classroom instruction, practical training, domestic work and meals given to the inmates shall be in accordance with a scheme approved, from time to time, by the Director of Prisons.
7. The vocational training given to inmates shall, insofar as is practicable, be directed towards preparing them for some form of employment having regard to the capacity, aptitude and preference of each inmate.
8. No inmate in an approved centre shall be employed to work in the approved centre in such a way as to impair the inmate’s capacity to acquire any knowledge or skill from the education or training given therein or to deprive the inmate of reasonable recreation or leisure.