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Family Orders Information Release Regulations
made under Section 7 of the
Family Orders Information Release Act
R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 161
O.I.C. 87-605 (May 20, 1987), N.S. Reg. 104/87
as amended to O.I.C. 2017-143 (April 27, 2017, effective May 26, 2017), N.S. Reg. 85/2017
1 These regulations may be cited as the Family Orders Information Release Regulations.
Section 1 added: O.I.C. 2017-143, N.S. Reg. 85/2017.
1A In these regulations
(a) “abducted child” means a child under the age of fourteen years;
[(b)] “authorized official” means
(i) with respect to records of the Department of Community Services, a person designated by the Deputy Minister of Community Services for that purpose,
(ii) with respect to records of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the Registrar of Motor Vehicles or, in the Registrar’s absence, another person designated by the Deputy Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal for that purpose,
(iii) with respect to records of the Medical Services Insurance Registration file, a person designated by the Minister of Health and Wellness for that purpose;
Clause 1A(b) replaced: O.I.C. 2017-143, N.S. Reg. 85/2017.
(c) “designated recipient” means
(i) the Family Court for the Province of Nova Scotia,
(ii) persons who are on the staff of the Family Court of the Province of Nova Scotia who are designated by the Minister of Community Services to apply for information,
Subclause 1A(c)(ii) amended: O.I.C. 2017-143, N.S. Reg. 85/2017.
(iii) persons who are designated by the Minister of Justice to apply for information,
(iv) a peace officer investigating a child abduction;
(d) “information” means the information specified in Section 6 of the Act.
Section 1 reassigned as 1A: O.I.C. 2017-143, N.S. Reg. 85/2017.
2 (1) For purposes of these regulations, an application for information shall be in writing in a form that satisfies an authorized official that the information is needed to enforce a court order in respect of support or custody or to locate an abducted child.
Subsection 2(1) amended: O.I.C. 2017-143, N.S. Reg. 85/2017.
(2) An application for information shall, where available, specify the full name, date of birth, social insurance number and Medical Services Insurance number of the person in respect of whom the information is sought.
3 The data banks that may be searched for purposes of the Act and these regulations are the Medical Services Insurance Resident Master File, the records of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the records of the Provincial Court Information System and the records of the Department of Community Services.
Section 3 amended: O.I.C. 89-886, N.S. Reg. 163/89; O.I.C. 2017-143, N.S. Reg. 85/2017.
4 An authorized official shall release information, where available, to a designated recipient if the designated recipient makes an application in accordance with the Act and these regulations.
5 A designated recipient shall use and release information only in accordance with the Act and these regulations and only for the purpose of enforcing a support or custody order or locating an abducted child.
Section 5 amended: O.I.C. 2017-143, N.S. Reg. 85/2017.
6 A designated recipient shall maintain or release information in a confidential manner.
7 The Registrar of Motor Vehicles may waive any fee for the provision of information to a designated recipient.
Section 8 repealed: O.I.C. 2017-143, N.S. Reg. 85/2017.
Section 9 repealed: O.I.C. 2017-143, N.S. Reg. 85/2017.