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The Act provides procedures for the development and maintenance of a data bank containing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) analysis of blood taken from convicted sex offenders. The Act sets procedures for the withdrawal of the blood samples. The Act authorizes the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Division of Forensic Sciences (GBIDFS) to perform DNA analysis of the blood for the purpose of determining identification characteristics of the person from whom the blood was taken, and to set up a data bank containing the results of the analysis. The Act provides procedures to release this information and dictates to whom it may be released. The Act emphasizes confidentiality of the results of the analysis and provides penalties for unauthorized use and release of the results.

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