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Criminal Code

Version of section 320.29 from 2023-01-14 to 2024-06-19:

Marginal note:Warrants to obtain blood samples

  •  (1) A justice may issue a warrant authorizing a peace officer to require a qualified medical practitioner or a qualified technician to take the samples of a person’s blood that, in the opinion of the practitioner or technician taking the samples, are necessary to enable a proper analysis to be made to determine the person’s blood alcohol concentration or blood drug concentration, or both, if the justice is satisfied, on an information on oath in Form 1, that

    • (a) there are reasonable grounds to believe that the person has, within the preceding eight hours, operated a conveyance that was involved in an accident that resulted in bodily harm to themselves or another person or in the death of another person;

    • (b) there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the person has alcohol or a drug in their body; and

    • (c) a qualified medical practitioner is of the opinion that

      • (i) by reason of any physical or mental condition of the person, the person is unable to consent to the taking of samples of their blood, and

      • (ii) the taking of samples of the person’s blood will not endanger their health.

  • Marginal note:Form

    (2) A warrant issued under subsection (1) may be in Form 5, varied to suit the case.

  • (3) [Repealed, 2022, c. 17, s. 10]

  • Marginal note:Duration of warrant

    (4) Samples of blood may be taken from a person under a warrant issued under subsection (1) only during the time that a qualified medical practitioner is satisfied that the conditions referred to in subparagraphs (1)(c)(i) and (ii) continue to exist.

  • Marginal note:Copy to person

    (5) If a warrant issued under subsection (1) is executed, the peace officer shall, as soon as practicable, give a copy of it — as a well as a notice in Form 5.1, varied to suit the case — to the person from whom the samples of blood are taken.

  • Marginal note:Taking of samples

    (6) Subsections 320.28(7) to (10) apply with respect to the taking of samples of blood under this section.

  • 2018, c. 21, s. 15
  • 2022, c. 17, s. 10

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