The Witness Security Act

S.M. 2008, c. 7

Bill 5, 2nd Session, 39th Legislature

The Witness Security Act

INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
1 Definitions
2 Purpose
WITNESS SECURITY PROGRAM
3(1) Witness security program
(2) Role of director
(3) Peace officer status
4(1) Services under program
(2) Specific services available
APPLICATION AND APPROVAL PROCESS
5(1) Witnesses eligible for admission into program
(2) Associated persons eligible for admission
6(1) Application for admission into program
(2) Required information
(3) Investigations by director
(4) Duty to provide information
7(1) Assessment panel
(2) Panel member may designate replacement
8(1) Decisions by assessment panel
(2) Factors to be considered
(3) Notice of decision
SECURITY AGREEMENTS
9(1) Security agreement
(2) Terms of security agreement
10(1) Services set out in security agreement
(2) Emergency services
11(1) Adding or extending services
(2) New or amended security agreement
TERMINATING SERVICES UNDER THE PROGRAM
12(1) Application for expulsion from program
(2) Notice of application
(3) Notice of decision
13 Voluntary withdrawal from program
14 When entitlement to receive services ends
CONFIDENTIAL OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM
15(1) Confidential nature of program
(2) No access to information under FIPPA
16(1) Disclosure prohibited
(2) Disclosure allowed for program administration
(3) Permitted disclosure by director
17(1) Offence and penalty
(2) Consent required
18(1) Service provider to comply with directions
(2) Examples
(3) Actions not a contravention
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
19(1) Complying with legal obligations
(2) Examples
20 Director may delegate
21 Agreements
22 Co-operation by government departments
23(1) Non-compellability
(2) Exception
24 No effect on disclosure in criminal matters
25 Protection from liability
26 Regulations
27 C.C.S.M. reference
28 Coming into force