Corrections and Conditional Release Act (S.C. 1992, c. 20)

Act current to 2015-10-27 and last amended on 2015-07-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Release to aboriginal community

 If an inmate expresses an interest in being released into an aboriginal community, the Service shall, with the inmate’s consent, give the aboriginal community

  • (a) adequate notice of the inmate’s parole review or their statutory release date, as the case may be; and

  • (b) an opportunity to propose a plan for the inmate’s release and integration into that community.

  • 1992, c. 20, s. 84;
  • 2012, c. 1, s. 66.
Marginal note:Plans with respect to long-term supervision

 Where an offender who is required to be supervised by a long-term supervision order has expressed an interest in being supervised in an aboriginal community, the Service shall, if the offender consents, give the aboriginal community

  • (a) adequate notice of the order; and

  • (b) an opportunity to propose a plan for the offender’s release on supervision, and integration, into the aboriginal community.

  • 1997, c. 17, s. 15.

Health Care

Marginal note:Definitions

 In sections 86 and 87,

“health care”

« soins de santé »

“health care” means medical care, dental care and mental health care, provided by registered health care professionals;

“mental health care”

« soins de santé mentale »

“mental health care” means the care of a disorder of thought, mood, perception, orientation or memory that significantly impairs judgment, behaviour, the capacity to recognize reality or the ability to meet the ordinary demands of life;


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“treatment” means health care treatment.

Marginal note:Obligations of Service
  •  (1) The Service shall provide every inmate with

    • (a) essential health care; and

    • (b) reasonable access to non-essential mental health care that will contribute to the inmate’s rehabilitation and successful reintegration into the community.

  • Marginal note:Standards

    (2) The provision of health care under subsection (1) shall conform to professionally accepted standards.

Marginal note:Service to consider health factors

 The Service shall take into consideration an offender’s state of health and health care needs

  • (a) in all decisions affecting the offender, including decisions relating to placement, transfer, administrative segregation and disciplinary matters; and

  • (b) in the preparation of the offender for release and the supervision of the offender.