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Version of section 672.11 from 2014-07-11 to 2024-06-19:

Marginal note:Assessment order

 A court having jurisdiction over an accused in respect of an offence may order an assessment of the mental condition of the accused, if it has reasonable grounds to believe that such evidence is necessary to determine

  • (a) whether the accused is unfit to stand trial;

  • (b) whether the accused was, at the time of the commission of the alleged offence, suffering from a mental disorder so as to be exempt from criminal responsibility by virtue of subsection 16(1);

  • (c) whether the balance of the mind of the accused was disturbed at the time of commission of the alleged offence, where the accused is a female person charged with an offence arising out of the death of her newly-born child;

  • (d) the appropriate disposition to be made, where a verdict of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder or unfit to stand trial has been rendered in respect of the accused;

  • (d.1) whether a finding that the accused is a high-risk accused should be revoked under subsection 672.84(3); or

  • (e) whether an order should be made under section 672.851 for a stay of proceedings, where a verdict of unfit to stand trial has been rendered against the accused.

  • 1991, c. 43, s. 4
  • 1995, c. 22, s. 10
  • 2005, c. 22, s. 2
  • 2014, c. 6, s. 3

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