National Defence Act

Version of section 196.2 from 2003-01-01 to 2007-12-31:

Marginal note:Investigative procedures
  •  (1) A peace officer or person acting under a peace officer’s direction is authorized to take samples of bodily substances by a warrant under section 196.12 or 196.13, an order under section 196.14 or 196.15 or an authorization under section 196.24 by any of the following means:

    • (a) the plucking of individual hairs, including the root sheath;

    • (b) the taking of buccal swabs by swabbing the lips, tongue and inside cheeks of the mouth to collect epithelial cells; or

    • (c) the taking of blood by pricking the skin surface with a sterile lancet.

  • Marginal note:Terms and conditions

    (2) The warrant or order shall include any terms and conditions that the military judge considers advisable to ensure that the taking of the samples is reasonable in the circumstances.

  • Marginal note:Fingerprints

    (3) A peace officer, or any person acting under a peace officer’s direction, who is authorized to take samples of bodily substances from a person by an order under section 196.14 or 196.15 or an authorization under section 196.24 may take fingerprints from the person for the purpose of the DNA Identification Act.

  • 2000, c. 10, s. 1.
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