Disability Act 2005


Genetic Testing

Interpretation (Part 4).

41.—In this Part—

“the Acts” means the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003;

“genetic data” means data relating to a living person derived from genetic testing of the person;

“genetic testing” means the examination of samples taken from a living person for the purpose of analysing the person's deoxyribonucleic or ribonucleic acid by means of chromosomal analysis or by any other means for the purpose of—

(a) confirming the identity or nature of an existing symptomatic disease,

(b) ascertaining whether the person has a genetic predisposition or susceptibility to a disease, or

(c) identifying the carrier of a disease;

“processing” has the meaning assigned to it by the Acts.