Fingerprinting Regulations

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Fingerprinting Regulations

made under Section 21 of the

Change of Name Act

R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 66

O.I.C. 2014-31 (January 28, 2014, effective January 30, 2014), N.S. Reg. 18/2014


1     These regulations may be cited as the Fingerprinting Regulations.


2     In these regulations,


“Act” means the Change of Name Act.

Exemption for children under 12

3     Children who are under 12 years old are exempt from the fingerprinting requirement in the Act.

Other prescribed authorized agencies

4     All of the following organizations are prescribed as authorized agencies for the purposes of Section 12A of the Act:


                (a)    the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires;


                (b)    any police agency that is recognized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services.

Fingerprinting process

5     A person required to be fingerprinted under Section 12A of the Act must appear personally at an authorized agency.


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