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Family Law Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1977

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Power to provide for manner of giving effect to direction for use of blood testsN.I.

10.—(1 )F1 The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision as to the manner of giving effect to directions under Article 8 and, in particular, in such regulations may—

(a)provide that[F2 bodily samples] shall not be taken except by[F3 registered medical practitioners or members of such professional bodies as may be prescribed by the regulations;]

[F2(aa)prescribe the bodily samples to be taken;]

(b)regulate the taking, identification and transport of[F2 bodily samples];

(c)require the production at the time when a[F2 bodily sample] is to be taken of such evidence of the identity of the person from whom it is to be taken as may be prescribed by the regulations;

(d)require any person from whom a[F2 bodily sample] is to be taken, or, in such cases as may be prescribed by the regulations, such other person as may be so prescribed, to state in writing whether he or the person from whom the sample is to be taken, as the case may be, has during such period as may be specified in the regulations suffered from any such illness[F2 or condition or undergone any such treatment] as may be so specified or received a transfusion of blood;

[F3(e)prescribe conditions which a body must meet in order to be eligible for accreditation for the purposes of Article 8;]

(f)prescribe the[F2 scientific tests] to be carried out and the manner in which they are to be carried out;

(g)regulate the charges that may be made for the taking and testing of[F2 bodily samples] and for the making of a report to a court under Article 8;

(h)make provision for securing that so far as practicable the[F2 bodily samples] to be tested for the purpose of giving effect to a direction under Article 8 are tested by the same person;

(i)prescribe the form of the report to be made to a court under Article 8.

(2) Regulations made under this Article shall be subject to [F4negative resolution].

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F1functions transf. by 1993 NI 6

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