List of Criminal Code Amendments (2020 to present)

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2020 to 2029

See also: List of Criminal Code Amendments

2020, c. 2

2021, c. 2 (Bill C-7)
Act Name Citation Royal Assent In force Amendment Text Debates
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying) 2021, c. 2 (Bill C-7) {{{7}}} {{{8}}}
Summary
"(a) repeal the provision that requires a person’s natural death be reasonably foreseeable in order for them to be eligible for medical assistance in dying;

(b) specify that persons whose sole underlying medical condition is a mental illness are not eligible for medical assistance in dying;

(c) create two sets of safeguards that must be respected before medical assistance in dying may be provided to a person, the application of which depends on whether the person’s natural death is reasonably foreseeable;

(d) permit medical assistance in dying to be provided to a person who has been found eligible to receive it, whose natural death is reasonably foreseeable and who has lost the capacity to consent before medical assistance in dying is provided, on the basis of a prior agreement they entered into with the medical practitioner or nurse practitioner; and

(e) permit medical assistance in dying to be provided to a person who has lost the capacity to consent to it as a result of the self-administration of a substance that was provided to them under the provisions governing medical assistance in dying in order to cause their own death."

Amended Code Sec.
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2020, c. 1