Marginal note:Exemption for medical assistance in dying
Marginal note:Exemption for person aiding practitioner
(2) No person is a party to culpable homicide if they do anything for the purpose of aiding a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner to provide a person with medical assistance in dying in accordance with section 241.2.
Marginal note:Reasonable but mistaken belief
(3) For greater certainty, the exemption set out in subsection (1) or (2) applies even if the person invoking it has a reasonable but mistaken belief about any fact that is an element of the exemption.
Marginal note:Non-application of section 14
(4) Section 14 does not apply with respect to a person who consents to have death inflicted on them by means of medical assistance in dying provided in accordance with section 241.2.
(5) In this section, medical assistance in dying, medical practitioner and nurse practitioner have the same meanings as in section 241.1.
- R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 227
- R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 34
- 1997, c. 18, s. 9
- 1999, c. 5, s. 9
- 2016, c. 3, s. 2
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