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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 4C
Mental health impairment
(1) For the purposes of this Act, a
"person has a mental health impairment" if--
(a) the person has a temporary or
ongoing disturbance of thought, mood, volition, perception or memory, and
the disturbance would be regarded as significant for clinical diagnostic
(c) the disturbance impairs the emotional wellbeing, judgment
or behaviour of the person.
(2) A mental health impairment may arise from any
of the following disorders but may also arise for other reasons--
(b) an affective disorder, including clinical depression
and bipolar disorder,
(c) a psychotic disorder,
(d) a substance induced
mental disorder that is not temporary.
(3) A person does not have a mental
health impairment for the purposes of this Act if the person's impairment is
caused solely by--
(a) the temporary effect of ingesting a substance, or
a substance use disorder.
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