National Defence Act
Marginal note:Duty to inform
196.21 (1) Before taking samples of bodily substances from a person, or causing samples to be taken under their direction, in execution of a warrant issued under section 196.12 or 196.13 or an order made under section 196.14 or under an authorization granted under section 196.24, a peace officer shall inform the person of
(a) the contents of the warrant or order;
(b) the nature of the investigative procedures by means of which the samples are to be taken;
(c) the purpose of taking the samples;
(d) the authority of the peace officer and any person acting under the officer’s direction to use as much force as is reasonably necessary for the purpose of taking the samples; and
(e) in the case of samples of bodily substances taken in execution of a warrant, the possibility that the results of forensic DNA analysis may be used in evidence.
Marginal note:Detention of person
(2) A person from whom samples of bodily substances are to be taken may, for that purpose, be detained for a period that is reasonable in the circumstances and be required to accompany a peace officer.
Marginal note:Respect of privacy
(3) A peace officer, or any person acting under a peace officer’s direction, who takes samples of bodily substances from a person shall ensure that the person’s privacy is respected in a manner that is reasonable in the circumstances.
- 2000, c. 10, s. 1
- 2007, c. 22, s. 41
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