INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT
45. The following definitions apply in sections 47 to 62 and 65.
« document »
“information” means information that is recorded in any form.
« matériel »
“material” means an embryo or part of one, a foetus or part of one or any human reproductive material outside the body of a human being, or any other thing.
Marginal note:Designation of inspectors
46. (1) The Agency may designate any person employed by the government of Canada or of a province, or having the qualifications specified in the regulations, as an inspector for the purpose of the enforcement of this Act.
Marginal note:Certificates to be produced
(2) An inspector shall be given a certificate in a form established by the Agency attesting to the inspector's designation and, on entering any place or conveyance under subsection 47(1), the inspector shall, if so required, produce the certificate to the person in charge of that place or conveyance.
Marginal note:Entry by inspectors
47. (1) Subject to section 48, an inspector may at any reasonable time enter any place or conveyance in which the inspector believes on reasonable grounds that a controlled activity is undertaken or that there is any material or information in respect of which this Act applies or any information pertaining to a controlled activity.
(2) An inspector entering a place or conveyance may
(a) examine any material or information that is relevant to the administration or enforcement of this Act;
(b) require any person in the place or conveyance to produce, in the manner and form requested by the inspector, any such material or information;
(c) open and examine any receptacle or package that the inspector believes on reasonable grounds contains such material or information;
(d) take, or require any person in the place or conveyance to produce, a sample of such material; and
(e) conduct any test or analysis or take any measurement of such material.
Marginal note:Examination of information
(3) In carrying out an inspection, an inspector may
(a) examine and make copies of or extracts from any books, documents or other records that the inspector believes on reasonable grounds contain information relevant to the administration or enforcement of this Act;
(b) require any person to produce such books, documents or other records for examination or copying;
(c) use or cause to be used any computer system to examine information relevant to the administration or enforcement of this Act that is contained in or available to the computer system;
(d) reproduce such information in the form of a printout or other intelligible output for examination or copying; and
(e) use or cause to be used any copying equipment.
Marginal note:Assistance and information to inspector
(4) The owner or person in charge of a place entered by an inspector under subsection (1) and every person found in that place shall give the inspector all reasonable assistance and furnish them with any information that they may reasonably require.
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