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DISABILITY INCLUSION ACT 2014 - SECT 24

Meaning of "person in the target group"

24 Meaning of "person in the target group"

(1) A
"person in the target group" is a person who has a disability, whether or not of a chronic episodic nature, that:
(a) is attributable to an intellectual, cognitive, neurological, psychiatric, sensory or physical impairment, or a combination of any of those impairments, and
(b) is permanent or likely to be permanent, and
(c) results in a significant reduction in the person's functional capacity in one or more areas of major life activity, including, for example, communication, social interaction, learning, mobility, decision-making, self-care and self-management, and
(d) results in the need for support, whether or not of an ongoing nature.
(2) To remove any doubt, each of the following persons (within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 2007 ) is a person in the target group if the person has a disability referred to in subsection (1):
(a) an involuntary patient or a forensic patient,
(b) a person subject to a community treatment order,
(c) a person under detention in a mental health facility.
(3) A person in the target group includes a child under 6 years of age who has developmental delay within the meaning of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 of the Commonwealth.
(4) To remove any doubt, a person with a permanent disability is a person in the target group even if the severity of the person's impairment because of the disability may diminish over time or the person's condition may improve.



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