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South Australia. 1977 ‘Obligation to Report Unsafe Situations Associated with Firearms.’ Firearms Act 1977 (Version: 7.2.2014); Section 27A (Part 5). Adelaide: Parliament of South Australia. 12 May

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27A. Obligation to report unsafe situations associated with firearms

(1) If a medical practitioner, or other person prescribed for the purposes of this subsection, has reasonable cause to suspect in relation to a person whom he or she has seen in his or her professional capacity —
(a) that the person is suffering from a physical or mental illness or condition, or that other circumstances exist, such that there is a threat to the person's own safety or the safety of another associated with the person's possession or use of a firearm; and
(b) that the person has, or might be intending to acquire, a firearm, the medical practitioner or other prescribed person must make a report to the Registrar under this section.

(2) If an employer has reasonable cause to suspect in relation to an employee whose work with the employer involves the possession or use of a firearm that the employee is suffering from a physical or mental illness or condition, or that other circumstances exist, such that there is a threat to the employee's own safety or the safety of another associated with the employee's possession or use of a firearm, the employer must make a report to the Registrar under this section.

(3) A report under this section —
(a) must be made as soon as practicable after the suspicion is formed; and
(b) must include —
(i) the name and address of the person the subject of the suspicion; and
(ii) the suspected threat to safety and circumstances giving rise to the threat (including the nature of any physical or mental illness or condition contributing to the threat).

(4) A person incurs no civil or criminal liability in taking action in good faith in compliance, or purported compliance, with this section.

ID: Q2899

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