Status of Children Act 1987
Definitions ( Part VII ).
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; ]
Inserted (4.05.2020) by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 81(b), S.I. No. 624 of 2019.
Deleted (18.01.2016) by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 81(a), S.I. No. 12 of 2016.
Inserted (18.01.2016) by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 81(b), S.I. No. 12 of 2016.