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Version of section 672.21 from 2006-01-02 to 2014-07-10:

Marginal note:Definition of protected statement

  •  (1) In this section, protected statement means a statement made by the accused during the course and for the purposes of an assessment or treatment directed by a disposition, to the person specified in the assessment order or the disposition, or to anyone acting under that person’s direction.

  • Marginal note:Protected statements not admissible against accused

    (2) No protected statement or reference to a protected statement made by an accused is admissible in evidence, without the consent of the accused, in any proceeding before a court, tribunal, body or person with jurisdiction to compel the production of evidence.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), evidence of a protected statement is admissible for the purpose of

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

    • (b) making a disposition or placement decision respecting the accused;

    • (c) [Repealed, 2005, c. 22, s. 12]

    • (d) determining 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;

    • (e) determining whether the accused was, at the time of the commission of an alleged offence, suffering from automatism or a mental disorder so as to be exempt from criminal responsibility by virtue of subsection 16(1), if the accused puts his or her mental capacity for criminal intent into issue, or if the prosecutor raises the issue after verdict;

    • (f) challenging the credibility of an accused in any proceeding where the testimony of the accused is inconsistent in a material particular with a protected statement that the accused made previously; or

    • (g) establishing the perjury of an accused who is charged with perjury in respect of a statement made in any proceeding.

  • 1991, c. 43, s. 4
  • 2005, c. 22, s. 12

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