Australia: Push for Police Assailants to Undergo Mandatory Blood Tests
October 22, 2012
The Adelaide, Australia, Police Association is requesting new laws to end the six-month wait for medical clearance for police officers who may have been exposed to bodily fluids in the course of their duties. The Police Association's position is that the person or persons who assaulted a police officer should be required to undergo blood tests to check for communicable diseases, as opposed to the current law, which specifies that only the assaulted officer must be tested.
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