DNA Identification Act

Version of section 6 from 2018-03-06 to 2020-07-28:


Marginal note:Communication — match

  •  (1) If a comparison conducted under subsection 5.5(1) produces a match between DNA profiles, and none of the profiles that match is contained in the missing persons index or the human remains index, the Commissioner may communicate any information in relation to the profiles, to any laboratory or Canadian law enforcement agency that the Commissioner considers appropriate, for the purpose of

    • (a) if at least one of the profiles is contained in the victims index, the investigation of a designated offence with respect to which that profile was obtained; and

    • (b) in any other case, the investigation of any designated offence.

  • Marginal note:Missing persons and human remains indices

    (2) If a comparison conducted under subsection 5.5(1) produces a match between DNA profiles, and at least one of the profiles that match is contained in the missing persons index or the human remains index, the Commissioner may communicate any information in relation to the profiles, to any investigating authority that the Commissioner considers appropriate, for the purpose of the investigation of a missing person or human remains.

  • 1998, c. 37, s. 6
  • 2000, c. 10, s. 7
  • 2005, c. 25, s. 17
  • 2007, c. 22, s. 31
  • 2014, c. 39, s. 238
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