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MENTAL HEALTH (FORENSIC PROVISIONS) ACT 1990 - SECT 3

Definitions

3 Definitions

(1) In this Act:

"correctional centre" has the same meaning as in the Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Act 1999 .

"correctional patient" -see section 41.

"detention centre" has the same meaning as in the Children (Detention Centres) Act 1987 .

"extension order" means an order for the extension of a person’s status as a forensic patient under clause 1 of Schedule 1.

"forensic patient" -see section 42.

"inquiry" means an inquiry under section 10 conducted in order to determine whether a person is unfit to be tried for an offence.

"interim extension order" means an order for the interim extension of a person’s status as a forensic patient under clause 10 of Schedule 1.

"involuntary patient" has the same meaning as it has in the Mental Health Act 2007 .

"limiting term" means a term nominated in respect of a person under section 23 (1) (b).

"Magistrate" means:
(b) a Magistrate, or
(c) a Children’s Magistrate.

"mental condition" means a condition of disability of mind not including either mental illness or developmental disability of mind.

"mental health facility" has the same meaning as it has in the Mental Health Act 2007 .

"mentally ill person" has the same meaning as it has in the Mental Health Act 2007 .

"special hearing" means a special hearing under section 19.

"Tribunal" means the Mental Health Review Tribunal constituted under the Mental Health Act 2007 .
Note : The Interpretation Act 1987 contains definitions and other provisions that affect the interpretation and application of this Act.
(2) In this Act, a reference to a person having done an act alleged to have been done is a reference to a person having done or having omitted to do an act, matter or thing alleged to have been done or alleged to have been omitted to be done.
(3) In this Act:
(a) a reference to a function includes a reference to a power, authority and duty, and
(b) a reference to the exercise of a function includes, where the function is a duty, a reference to the performance of the duty.
(4) Notes included in this Act do not form part of this Act.



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