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Commissioner for Older People Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 20 - Disclosure of information by Commissioner

This Section provides for restrictions on the disclosure of information obtained by the Commissioner during a formal investigation.  He or she can only disclose such information for:

  • the purposes of the investigation and the report of an investigation;

  • any civil proceedings or court proceedings involving a criminal offence;

  • any enquiry with a view to the taking of proceedings for a criminal offence;

  • any proceedings related to obstruction of the Commissioner; or for

  • health and safety reasons of a person at risk.

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