FORENSIC PROCEDURES: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

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Forensic Procedures Regulations

FORENSIC PROCEDURES REGULATIONS

 

(section 46)

 

(25th September, 2015)

 

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

REGULATIONS

 

   1.   Citation

 

   2.   Interpretation

 

   3.   Application for designation

 

   4.   Minister to issue designation certificate

 

   5.   Validity of designation certificate

 

   6.   Application for renewal of designation

 

   7.   Consent to forensic procedure

 

   8.   Withdrawal of consent

 

   9.   Forensic materials to be availed to person from whom they were taken

 

   10.   Indices

 

   11.   Registers

 

   12.   Procedure for destruction of forensic materials

 

   13.   Offences

 

 

 

      SCHEDULES

 

 

S.I. 96, 2015.

 

1.   Citation

   These Regulations may be cited as the Forensic Procedures Regulations.

 

2.   Interpretation

   In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires -

"case identity" means a case reference as determined by the laboratory;

"locus name" means different genetic categories as established in the National DNA Database system;

"source identity" means where the source of the specimen is specified as known, not known or not applicable;

"specimen category" means a specimen classified according to the source of the DNA sample; and

"specimen identity" means an alpha numeric indicator of a specimen identity in the system as may be determined by an authorised user.

 

3.   Application for designation

   (1) A laboratory which wishes to be designated as a forensic laboratory shall apply to the Minister for designation.

   (2) An application under this regulation shall be made in Form A as set out in Schedule 1, and accompanied by a fee as set out in Schedule 2.

 

4.   Minister to issue designation certificate

   The Minister shall, after consultation with the Advisory Board, issue a designation certificate in Form B as set out in Schedule 1.

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