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Version of section 241.4 from 2019-09-19 to 2020-10-05:


Marginal note:Forgery

  •  (1) Everyone commits an offence who commits forgery in relation to a request for medical assistance in dying.

  • Marginal note:Destruction of documents

    (2) Everyone commits an offence who destroys a document that relates to a request for medical assistance in dying with intent to interfere with

    • (a) another person’s access to medical assistance in dying;

    • (b) the lawful assessment of a request for medical assistance in dying;

    • (c) another person invoking an exemption under any of subsections 227(1) or (2), 241(2) to (5) or 245(2); or

    • (d) the provision by a person of information under section 241.31.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (3) Everyone who commits an offence under subsection (1) or (2) is guilty of

    • (a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years; or

    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Definition of document

    (4) In subsection (2), document has the same meaning as in section 321.

  • 2016, c. 3, ss. 3, 5
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 81
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