Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence) Act, 1990

Regulations regarding taking of samples.

5.—(1) The Minister shall make regulations relating to the taking of samples for the purposes of this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this section, the regulations shall—

(a) make provision for the recording in the records of a Garda Síochána station of—

(i) an authorisation to take a sample given under section 2 (4) (a) of this Act and any consent given under section 2 (4) (b) of this Act,

(ii) a refusal to consent to the taking of a sample in cases where consent is to be given under section 2 (4) (b) of this Act,

(iii) particulars of the time and manner of the taking of a sample pursuant to this Act, and

(b) make provision for the taking of samples from persons who have not attained the age of 17 years.

(3) Every regulation made under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the regulation is passed by either such House within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the regulation has been laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.