S-40.1, r. 1 - Regulation under the Act respecting the Québec correctional system

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21. A strip search means a visual inspection of the naked body, the open mouth and the insides of the nose and ears. If necessary, the person must remove his or her dental prosthesis, hairpiece or other such device, display the soles of his or her feet, run his or her fingers through his or her hair, open hands, spread and lift arms, lift, in the case of women, the breasts, and in the case of men, the penis and testicles, and bend to allow the visual inspection of the rectum and vagina. The person being searched must allow visual inspection of all the folds of his or her body. All clothing and effects must also be searched.
Except in an emergency, the strip search must be conducted by a person of the same gender.
O.C. 5-2007, s. 21.