No. S 489
Misuse of Drugs Act
Misuse of Drugs
(Community Rehabilitation Centres)
(Amendment) Regulations 2014
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 58 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, the Minister for Home Affairs hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs (Community Rehabilitation Centres) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and shall come into operation on 26th July 2014.
Amendment of regulation 8
2.  Regulation 8 of the Misuse of Drugs (Community Rehabilitation Centres) Regulations 2014 (G.N. No. S 311/2014) (referred to in these Regulations as the principal Regulations) is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after the words “programme or activity for the day” in paragraph (2)(c), the words “, or, in any case where the inmate has been granted leave under regulation 9 to return to his place of residence or a designated place, return to that place of residence or designated place”;
(b)by deleting the word “and” at the end of paragraph (2)(c);
(c)by deleting the full-stop at the end of paragraph (2)(d) and substituting a semi‑colon;
(d)by inserting, immediately after sub‑paragraph (d) of paragraph (2), the following sub‑paragraphs:
(e)must not consume, or have in his possession, any drug; and
(f)must not commit any act of gross misconduct or insubordination.”; and
(e)by deleting paragraph (3) and substituting the following paragraphs:
(3)  The Superintendent of a centre may, at any time, amend, vary or add to any of the conditions in paragraph (2).
(4)  The Superintendent of a centre may cancel the leave granted to an inmate of the centre under paragraph (1) if the Superintendent reasonably suspects that the inmate has —
(a)contravened or failed to comply with —
(i)any of the conditions in paragraph (2); or
(ii)any amended or varied condition or any additional condition in paragraph (3); or
(b)for any reason ceased to be so employed under paragraph (1)(a) or to be a participant in any programme or activity under paragraph (1)(b).
(5)  Any inmate who fails to return to the centre after the leave granted to him has been cancelled under paragraph (4) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both.”.
Amendment of regulation 9
3.  Regulation 9 of the principal Regulations is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after the words “during an inmate’s detention at a centre,” in paragraph (1), the words “whether or not that inmate has also been granted leave under regulation 8 to be employed or to participate in any programme or activity,”; and
(b)by deleting the words “in any particular case” in paragraph (2)(h).
Amendment of regulation 21
4.  Regulation 21 of the principal Regulations is amended —
(a)by deleting the words “Unless otherwise directed by the Minister, a” in paragraph (2) and substituting the word “A”;
(b)by inserting, immediately after paragraph (2), the following paragraph:
(2A)  The Director of the Central Narcotics Bureau or any officer authorised by the Minister under paragraph (1) may by order in writing exempt any person against whom a supervision order is in force from any or all of the requirements specified in paragraph (2).”; and
(c)by deleting the words “in any particular case” in paragraph (3)(j).
Made this 24th day of July 2014.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Home Affairs,
[MHA 112/2/049; AG/LLRD/SL/185/2010/12 Vol. 1]