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Version of section 245 from 2019-09-19 to 2022-09-11:


Marginal note:Administering noxious thing

  •  (1) Every person who administers or causes to be administered to any other person or causes any other person to take poison or any other destructive or noxious thing is guilty

    • (a) of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 14 years, if they did so with intent to endanger the life of or to cause bodily harm to that person; or

    • (b) of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years or of an offence punishable on summary conviction, if they did so with intent to aggrieve or annoy that person.

  • Marginal note:Exemption

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to

    • (a) a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner who provides medical assistance in dying in accordance with section 241.2; and

    • (b) a person who does anything for the purpose of aiding a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner to provide medical assistance in dying in accordance with section 241.2.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (3) In subsection (2), medical assistance in dying, medical practitioner and nurse practitioner have the same meanings as in section 241.1.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 245
  • 2016, c. 3, s. 6
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 83
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