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Needle Exchange in Custody: Procedure

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PROCEDURE FOR THE REPLACEMENT
OF INJECTING EQUIPMENT IN CUSTODY

 
 
 
PERSON ARRESTED
 
 
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DETAINEE ADVISED OF EXISTENCE OF
SCHEME PRIOR TO SEARCH
 
 
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DETAINEE IN POSSESSION OF
NEEDLES/SYRINGES?
 
 
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YES - CONFISCATE AND PLACE IN
BIN PROVIDED
 
 
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EXPLAIN REASON FOR DISPOSAL AND INFORM DETAINEE
THAT REPLACEMENT PACK WILL BE PROVIDED
ON RELEASE IF DESIRED
 
 
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PUT NEEDLE EXCHANGE PACK IN PRISONERS PROPERTY.
ENDORSE CUSTODY RECORD AND COMPLETE
"NEEDLE LOG SHEET"
 
 
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OFFER DETAINEE THE OPPORTUNITY TO
SEE A CUSTODY NURSE.
 
 
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ON RELEASE HAND REPLACEMENT PACK TO DETAINEE
ALONG WITH PRISONERS PROPERTY.
IF REMANDED OR TRANSFERRED,
PACK TO REMAIN WITH PRISONERS PROPERTY
 
 
 

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