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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2014 - SECT 305

Definition

    (1)     In this Part—

S. 305(1) def. of forensic patient amended by Nos 55/2014 s. 150(3), 15/2015 s. 28.

"forensic patient" means—

        (a)     a person remanded in custody in a designated mental health service under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (other than under Part 5A of that Act); or

        (b)     a person committed to custody in a designated mental health service by a supervision order under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (other than under Part 5A of that Act); or

        (c)     a person detained in a designated mental health service under section 30(2) or 30A(3) of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 ; or

        (d)     a person deemed to be a forensic patient by section 73E(4) or 73K(8) of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 ; or

        (e)     a person detained in a designated mental health service under section 20BJ(1) or 20BM of the Crimes Act 1914 of the Commonwealth; or

        (f)     a person who is an international forensic patient within the meaning of section 73O of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 .

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    (2)     A person does not cease to be a forensic patient under subsection (1) if he or she—

        (a)     is on leave of absence from a designated mental health service; or

        (b)     is absent from a designated mental health service without leave.

S. 306 repealed by No. 15/2015 s. 29. [1]

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