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DNA Identification Act

Version of section 8 from 2018-03-06 to 2024-05-28:

Marginal note:Unauthorized use of information

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person to whom information is communicated under any of sections 6, 6.1 and 6.3 or who has access to information under paragraph 7(a) or (b) shall use that information other than for the purposes set out in the applicable provision of those sections.

  • Marginal note:Use for different purpose

    (2) After a law enforcement agency has received information in relation to a DNA profile that was communicated to them under paragraph 6(1)(a) or subsection 6(2) or 6.1(3), a member of the agency may use that information for the purpose of the investigation or prosecution of a designated offence if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that the information will assist in the investigation or prosecution.

  • Marginal note:Use of results of DNA analysis — order or authorization

    (3) No person shall use the results of forensic DNA analysis of bodily substances that are taken in execution of an order or authorization, except in accordance with this Act.

  • 1998, c. 37, s. 8
  • 2005, c. 25, s. 17.1
  • 2014, c. 39, s. 240

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