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MENTAL HEALTH (FORENSIC PROVISIONS) ACT 1990 - SECT 41

Definitions

41 Definitions

(1) In this Part:

"correctional centre" includes a detention centre.

"correctional patient" means a person (other than a forensic patient) who has been transferred from a correctional centre to a mental health facility while serving a sentence of imprisonment, or while on remand, and who has not been classified by the Tribunal as an involuntary patient.

"Forensic Division" of the Tribunal means the Division established under section 73.

"Secretary" means the Secretary of the Ministry of Health.

"victim" means a primary victim within the meaning of the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013 and includes a member of the immediate family of a victim within the meaning of section 22 of that Act.

"victim" of a patient means a victim who is a victim of an act of violence (within the meaning of the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013 ) committed by a patient.
(2) Words and expressions used in this Part have the same meaning as they have in the Mental Health Act 2007 .
(3) For the purposes of the application of this Act to a person detained in, or transferred to or from, a detention centre:
(a) a reference to the Commissioner of Corrective Services is taken to be a reference to the Secretary of the Department of Justice, and
(b) a reference to a sentence of imprisonment is taken to include a reference to a term of detention under a detention order within the meaning of the Children (Detention Centres) Act 1987 .



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