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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 15

Definitions

In this subdivision—

S. 15 def. of abortion inserted by No. 58/2008 s. 10(1).

abortion has the meaning given in the Abortion Law Reform Act 2008 ;

S. 15 def. of child inserted by No. 46/1996
s. 3.

"child" means any person under the age of 18 years;


S. 15 def. of female genital mutilation inserted by No. 46/1996
s. 3.

"female genital mutilation" means all or any of the following—

        (a)     infibulation;

        (b)     the excision or mutilation of the whole or a part of the clitoris;

        (c)     the excision or mutilation of the whole or a part of the labia minora or labia majora;

        (d)     any procedure to narrow or close the vaginal opening;

        (e)     the sealing or suturing together of the labia minora or labia majora;

        (f)     the removal of the clitoral hood;

S. 15 def. of firearm inserted by No. 6/2013 s. 3(c).

"firearm" has the same meaning as in the Firearms Act 1996 ;

S. 15 def. of harm to mental health inserted by No. 6/2013 s. 3(c).

"harm to mental health" includes psychological harm but does not include an emotional reaction such as distress, grief, fear or anger unless it results in psychological harm;

S. 15 def. of imitation firearm inserted by No. 6/2013 s. 3(c).

"imitation firearm "has the same meaning as in section 77(1A);

S. 15 def. of injury substituted by No. 6/2013 s. 3(a).

"injury" means—

        (a)     physical injury; or

        (b)     harm to mental health

whether temporary or permanent;

S. 15 def. of medical practitioner inserted by No. 46/1996
s. 3.

"medical practitioner" means—

        (a)     a registered medical practitioner; or

        (b)     in relation to the performance of female genital mutilation outside Victoria, a person who, in the place in which the female genital mutilation took place, holds an authority to practise medicine which is similar to that of a registered medical practitioner;

S. 15 def. of medical procedure inserted by No. 58/2008 s. 10(1).

"medical procedure", in relation to paragraph (b) of the definition of "serious injury", means—

        (a)     an abortion performed by a registered medical practitioner in accordance with the Abortion Law Reform Act 2008 ; or

        (b)     the administration or supply of a drug or drugs by     a registered pharmacist or registered nurse in accordance with the Abortion Law Reform Act 2008 to cause an abortion;

S. 15 def. of midwife inserted by No. 46/1996
s. 3.

"midwife" means—

        (a)     a registered midwife; or

        (b)     in relation to the performance of female genital mutilation outside Victoria, a person who, in the place in which the female genital mutilation took place, holds an authority to practise midwifery which is similar to that of registered midwife;

S. 15 def. of offensive weapon inserted by No. 6/2013 s. 3(c).

"offensive weapon" has the same meaning as in section 77(1A);

S. 15 def. of physical injury inserted by No. 6/2013 s. 3(c).

"physical injury" includes unconsciousness, disfigurement, substantial pain, infection with a disease and an impairment of bodily function;

S. 15 def. of prohibited female genital mutilation inserted by No. 46/1996
s. 3.

"prohibited female genital mutilation" means female genital mutilation the performance of which would be an offence under this Act if carried out in the State;

S. 15 def. of registered medical practitioner inserted by No. 46/1996 s. 3, substituted by Nos 97/2005 s. 182(Sch. 4 item 14.1(a)), 13/2010 s. 51(Sch. item 17.1).

"registered medical practitioner "means a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law to practise in the medical profession (other than as a student);

S. 15 def. of registered midwife inserted by No. 46/1996
s. 3, amended by No. 97/2005 s. 182(Sch. 4 item 14.1(b)), substituted by No. 13/2010 s. 51(Sch. item 17.1).

"registered midwife "means a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law—

        (a)     to practise in the nursing and midwifery profession as a midwife (other than as a student); and

        (b)     in the register of midwives kept for that profession;

S. 15 def. of registered nurse inserted by No. 58/2008 s. 10(1), substituted by No. 13/2010 s. 51(Sch. item 17.1).

"registered nurse "means a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law to practise in the nursing and midwifery profession as a nurse (other than as a student);

S. 15 def. of registered pharmacist inserted by No. 58/2008 s. 10(1), substituted by No. 13/2010 s. 51(Sch. item 17.1).

"registered pharmacist "means a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law to practise in the pharmacy profession (other than as a student);

S. 15 def. of serious injury substituted by Nos 58/2008 s. 10(2), 6/2013 s. 3(b).

"serious injury" means—

        (a)     an injury (including the cumulative effect of more than one injury) that—

              (i)     endangers life; or

              (ii)     is substantial and protracted; or

        (b)     the destruction, other than in the course of a medical procedure, of the foetus of a pregnant woman, whether or not the woman suffers any other harm;

S. 15 def. of woman inserted by No. 58/2008 s. 10(1).

"woman" means a female person of any age.

S. 15A inserted by No. 6/2013 s. 4.



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