Criminal Code

Version of section 672.1 from 2005-06-30 to 2014-07-10:

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) In this Part,

    accused

    accusé

    accused includes a defendant in summary conviction proceedings and an accused in respect of whom a verdict of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder has been rendered; (accusé)

    assessment

    évaluation

    assessment means an assessment by a medical practitioner or any other person who has been designated by the Attorney General as being qualified to conduct an assessment of the mental condition of the accused under an assessment order made under section 672.11 or 672.121, and any incidental observation or examination of the accused; (évaluation)

    chairperson

    président

    chairperson includes any alternate that the chairperson of a Review Board may designate to act on the chairperson’s behalf; (président)

    court

    tribunal

    court includes a summary conviction court as defined in section 785, a judge, a justice and a judge of the court of appeal as defined in section 673; (tribunal)

    disposition

    décision

    disposition means an order made by a court or Review Board under section 672.54 or an order made by a court under section 672.58; (décision)

    dual status offender

    contrevenant à double statut

    dual status offender means an offender who is subject to a sentence of imprisonment in respect of one offence and a custodial disposition under paragraph 672.54(c) in respect of another offence; (contrevenant à double statut)

    hospital

    hôpital

    hospital means a place in a province that is designated by the Minister of Health for the province for the custody, treatment or assessment of an accused in respect of whom an assessment order, a disposition or a placement decision is made; (hôpital)

    medical practitioner

    médecin

    medical practitioner means a person who is entitled to practise medicine by the laws of a province; (médecin)

    party

    parties

    party, in relation to proceedings of a court or Review Board to make or review a disposition, means

    • (a) the accused,

    • (b) the person in charge of the hospital where the accused is detained or is to attend pursuant to an assessment order or a disposition,

    • (c) an Attorney General designated by the court or Review Board under subsection 672.5(3),

    • (d) any interested person designated by the court or Review Board under subsection 672.5(4), or

    • (e) where the disposition is to be made by a court, the prosecutor of the charge against the accused; (parties)

    placement decision

    ordonnance de placement

    placement decision means a decision by a Review Board under subsection 672.68(2) as to the place of custody of a dual status offender; (ordonnance de placement)

    prescribed

    Version anglaise seulement

    prescribed means prescribed by regulations made by the Governor in Council under section 672.95; (Version anglaise seulement)

    Review Board

    commission d’examen

    Review Board means the Review Board established or designated for a province pursuant to subsection 672.38(1); (commission d’examen)

    verdict of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder

    verdict de non-responsabilité criminelle pour cause de troubles mentaux

    verdict of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder means a verdict that the accused committed the act or made the omission that formed the basis of the offence with which the accused is charged but is not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder. (verdict de non-responsabilité criminelle pour cause de troubles mentaux)

  • Marginal note:Reference

    (2) For the purposes of subsections 672.5(3) and (5), paragraph 672.86(1)(b) and subsections 672.86(2) and (2.1), 672.88(2) and 672.89(2), in respect of a territory or proceedings commenced at the instance of the Government of Canada and conducted by or on behalf of that Government, a reference to the Attorney General of a province shall be read as a reference to the Attorney General of Canada.

  • 1991, c. 43, s. 4;
  • 2005, c. 22, s. 1.
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