2005 Legislative Session: 6th Session, 37th Parliament
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MR. JEFF BRAY
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:
1 In this Act:
"DNA" means deoxyribonucleic acid;
"DNA fingerprint" means, with respect to a person, a DNA pattern unique to that person.
2 A person has exclusive ownership of the DNA fingerprint of his body.
3 Except as provided herein no person shall use the DNA fingerprint of another person without the written consent of that person.
4 A person's DNA fingerprint may be used without that person's consent:
(a) in the investigation of a criminal offence;
(b) to identify a body;
(c) to assist in the search for a missing person;
(d) to identify a sex offender;
(e) where authorized by an enactment.
5 This Act comes into force by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
This Bill sets out that a person's unique DNA pattern is their property except in specific situations.
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