Children and Family Relationships Act 2015


Amendment of section 37 of Act of 1987

81. Section 37 of the Act of 1987 is amended by—

(a) the deletion of the definitions of “blood samples” and “blood test”, and

(b) the insertion of the following definitions:

“‘ Act of 2015’ means the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015;

‘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;

‘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;

‘DAHR procedure’ has the same meaning as in section 20 of the Act of 2015;

‘donor-conceived child’ has the same meaning as in Part 2 of the Act of 2015;

‘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;”.