(1) This section applies if the chief psychiatrist considers the matters in a psychiatrist report about a person in relation to a charge of a serious offence (the
"first psychiatrist report" ) require further examination, including, for example, because of the complexity of the matters in the report.
(2) The chief psychiatrist may—(a) direct the administrator of the person’s treating health service to arrange for an authorised psychiatrist to prepare another psychiatrist report (a
"second psychiatrist report" ) about the person in relation to the charge of the serious offence; or(b) direct an authorised psychiatrist to prepare a psychiatrist report (also a
"second psychiatrist report" ) about the person in relation to the charge of the serious offence.
(3) The direction to prepare the second psychiatrist report must be given within 7 days after the chief psychiatrist receives the first psychiatrist report.
(4) The direction to prepare the second psychiatrist report may include a direction for the second psychiatrist report to be prepared about the person also in relation to an associated offence.
(5) Sections 95 to 99 apply to the second psychiatrist report as if a reference in the sections to a psychiatrist report were a reference to the second psychiatrist report.