(1) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, appoint a following person (an
"assisting clinician" ) by gazette notice to assist the Mental Health Court—(a) a psychiatrist;(b) a person with expertise in the care of persons who have an intellectual disability.
(2) In recommending a person for appointment as an assisting clinician, the Minister must be satisfied the person has the qualifications and experience necessary to perform an assisting clinician’s functions.
(3) An assisting clinician holds office for the term, of not more than 3 years, stated in the gazette notice.
(4) An assisting clinician is to be appointed under this Act and not under the Public Service Act 2008 .