Criminal Code

Version of section 672.54 from 2006-01-02 to 2014-07-10:

Marginal note:Dispositions that may be made

 Where a court or Review Board makes a disposition under subsection 672.45(2) or section 672.47 or 672.83, it shall, taking into consideration the need to protect the public from dangerous persons, the mental condition of the accused, the reintegration of the accused into society and the other needs of the accused, make one of the following dispositions that is the least onerous and least restrictive to the accused:

  • (a) where a verdict of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder has been rendered in respect of the accused and, in the opinion of the court or Review Board, the accused is not a significant threat to the safety of the public, by order, direct that the accused be discharged absolutely;

  • (b) by order, direct that the accused be discharged subject to such conditions as the court or Review Board considers appropriate; or

  • (c) by order, direct that the accused be detained in custody in a hospital, subject to such conditions as the court or Review Board considers appropriate.

  • 1991, c. 43, s. 4;
  • 2005, c. 22, s. 20.
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