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

67.

Functions of Director of FSI in relation to DNA Database System

67. (1) The Director of FSI shall establish and operate the DNA Database System in accordance with this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Director of FSI shall perform, or cause to be performed, the following functions in relation to the DNA Database System:

(a) the generation of DNA profiles from the samples taken under this Act;

(b) if appropriate, the entry of the DNA profiles generated in the appropriate division and index of the System;

(c) the searching of the System in accordance with section 68 to ascertain whether there is a match between two DNA profiles in the System;

(d) the reporting to the Garda Síochána, the Ombudsman Commission or a coroner, as may be appropriate, the results of searches of the System;

(e) the automated searching for, or automated comparison of certain DNA profiles in the System with other DNA profiles in accordance with Chapter 2 of Part 12;

(f) where appropriate, the making available of certain DNA profiles in the System for transmission or provision to a person or body under section 4 ;

(g) the entry in or transmission from the System of DNA profiles under Chapter 7 of Part 12;

(h) the destruction of samples taken under this Act in accordance with Part 10;

(i) the removal of DNA profiles from the System in accordance with Part 10 or for the purpose of the administration of the System;

(j) the maintenance of the security of the DNA profiles and information in the System in accordance with this Act.

(3) Subject to subsection (4), the Director of FSI may make such arrangements, including contractual arrangements, as he or she considers appropriate with such other laboratories (whether within or outside the State) for the performance of the function under subsection (2)(a) or the performance of that function in any particular case or class of cases.

(4) Arrangements under subsection (3) shall be subject to compliance with the requirements of this Act and such terms and conditions as may be agreed.