Criminal Code

Version of section 241.4 from 2016-06-17 to 2017-06-17:

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; or

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

  • Marginal note:Punishment

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

    • (a) on conviction on indictment, to a term of imprisonment of not more than five years; or

    • (b) on summary conviction, to a term of imprisonment of not more than 18 months.

  • Definition of document

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

  • 2016, c. 3, s. 3.
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