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Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 - SECT 491

491 State DNA database 491 State DNA database
(1) The commissioner may record information obtained by a DNA analysis of a DNA sample taken under this chapter in a database in Queensland that is approved by the commissioner (QDNA).
(2) The commissioner may also include in QDNA—
(a) information held by or for the commissioner and obtained by a DNA analysis of either of the following—
(i) a sample, including blood, taken before or after the commencement of this section;
(ii) a thing a police officer reasonably suspects is evidence of the commission of an offence; and
(b) information obtained under an arrangement made under section 533; and
(c) information obtained from a declared agency if there is no arrangement made under section 533 relevant to the information.
(3) If the commissioner considers it appropriate, the information may also be included in an appropriate QDNA index.
(4) If the commissioner considers it appropriate, the commissioner may—
(a) transfer information from one QDNA index to another QDNA index; or
(b) use information in one QDNA index for the purposes of another QDNA index; or
(c) compare information within a QDNA index; or
(d) compare information in one QDNA index with information in another QDNA index.


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