Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015
F135[Documents in electronic form
95B. (1) The Director may specify—
(a) that a relevant document, or class of relevant documents, may—
(i) be in electronic form,
(ii) be in a format that he or she may specify, and
(iii) be sent to him or her, or submitted to him or her, in electronic form,
(b) the circumstances in which a specification under paragraph (a) shall or shall not apply.
(2) The Director may certify a copy of—
(a) a relevant document transmitted or received by the Director in electronic form in accordance with this section, or
(b) a relevant document kept by the Director in electronic form where the relevant document was transmitted or received by the Director otherwise than in an electronic form and an electronic copy was made of the document,
to be a true copy of that document.
(3) In this section—
"electronic form" means information that is generated, communicated, processed, sent, received, recorded, stored or displayed by electronic means and is capable of being used to make a legible copy or reproduction of that communicated information but does not include information communicated in the form of speech and such electronic means includes electrical, digital, magnetic, optical electro-magnetic, biometric, photonic and any other form of related technology;
"relevant document" means—
(a) an application, notice, notification, objection or complaint under any provision of this Act,
(b) any document required to be provided by or to the Director in connection with an application, notice, notification, objection or complaint referred to in paragraph (a),
(c) a report by or to the Director under this Act, or
(d) any other document provided by or to the Director under this Act.]
Inserted (26.04.2023) by Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Act 2022 (46/2022), s. 79, S.I. No. 194 of 2023.