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§ 3-109. Test for criminal responsibility.

(a)  In general.- A defendant is not criminally responsible for criminal conduct if, at the time of that conduct, the defendant, because of a mental disorder or mental retardation, lacks substantial capacity to: 

(1) appreciate the criminality of that conduct; or 

(2) conform that conduct to the requirements of law. 

(b)  Exclusions.- For purposes of this section, "mental disorder" does not include an abnormality that is manifested only by repeated criminal or otherwise antisocial conduct. 

[HG § 12-108; 2001, ch. 10, § 2.]