Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014

55.

Information to be given to parents or guardians of protected persons or children or to others regarding certain samples under Parts 3 and 6

55. (1) If a member of the Garda Síochána or an authorised person is of opinion that a person from whom a sample under section 27 , 29 or 48 is to be taken is a protected person, then, subject to subsection (5) of section 54 , before the member or authorised person seeks the consent of a parent or guardian, or other relative referred to in subsection (3) of that section, of the protected person to the taking of such a sample, the member or authorised person, as the case may be, shall (in addition to informing the protected person) inform the parent or guardian, or the other relative concerned, of the protected person of the matters referred to in section 27(3), 29(4) or 48(6), as the case may be, in relation to that person.

(2) Subject to subsection (5) of section 54 , before a member of the Garda Síochána or an authorised person seeks the consent of a parent or guardian, or other relative referred to in subsection (3) of that section, of a child who has not attained the age of 16 years from whom a sample under section 27 , 29 or 48 is to be taken to the taking of such a sample, the member or authorised person, as the case may be, shall (in addition to informing the child) inform the parent or guardian, or the other relative concerned, of the child of the matters referred to in section 27(3), 29(4) or 48(6), as the case may be, in relation to the child.