Status of Children Act 1987

Definitions ( Part VII ).

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37.In this Part—

F10 [ Act of 2015 means the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015; ]

F11 [ ]

F11 [ ]

F12 [ bodily sample means any of the following taken or to be taken from a person for the purpose of a DNA test:

(a) a swab from the mouth;

(b) a sample of saliva or hair (other than pubic hair);

(c) a blood sample;

F10 [ DAHR procedure has the same meaning as in section 20 of the Act of 2015; ]

DNA means deoxyribonucleic acid;

DNA test means any test carried out under this Part with the object of examining and analysing a bodily sample in order to derive, in relation to the person from whom the sample is taken, information comprising a set of identification characteristics of that person s DNA; ]

F10 [ donor-conceived child has the same meaning as in Part 2 of the Act of 2015; ]

excluded” means excluded subject to the occurrence of mutation;

the Minister” means the Minister for Justice.

F10 [ parent means

(a) in relation to a person who is not a donor-conceived child, his or her mother or father, and

(b) in relation to a donor-conceived child, a person who

(i) provided a gamete that was used in the DAHR procedure that resulted in the child s birth, and

(ii) is the mother of the child or is a parent of the child under section 5 (1)(b) of the Act of 2015; ]

Annotations

Amendments:

F10

Inserted (4.05.2020) by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 81(b), S.I. No. 624 of 2019.

F11

Deleted (18.01.2016) by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 81(a), S.I. No. 12 of 2016.

F12

Inserted (18.01.2016) by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 81(b), S.I. No. 12 of 2016.