An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Criminal Code (mental health treatment)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Status

In committee (Senate), as of May 6, 2014
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to allow a sentencing court to delay sentencing to enable an offender to participate in a mental health treatment program or to receive mental health treatment under the court’s supervision. If the offender successfully completes the program or treatment, the court is not required to impose the minimum punishment.

The enactment also amends a provision of the Criminal Code that authorizes a court to delay sentencing to enable an offender to attend a treatment program approved by the province to expressly include a mental health treatment program as one of the types of treatment programs covered by the provision.

Elsewhere

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