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Adjournment of proceeding in Assessment and Referral Court List

    (1)     The Court, at any time before taking a formal plea from the accused in a criminal proceeding which has been referred to the Assessment and Referral Court List, may adjourn a proceeding in that List for the purposes of a clinical assessment of the accused to—

        (a)     identify the accused's needs based on the needs criteria set out in section 4T; and

        (b)     prepare an individual support plan for the accused.

    (2)     The Court must fix a return date for consideration by the Court of the proposed individual support plan.

    (3)     On the return date, the Court may—

S. 4V(3)(a) amended by No. 68/2013 s. 5(1).

        (a)     subject to subsection (5), approve the individual support plan, with or without amendments;

        (b)     fix bail conditions or any undertakings or other conditions the Court considers appropriate;

        (c)     make any other order the Court thinks fit.

    (4)     The Court may adjourn a proceeding under this section for a period not exceeding 12 months to enable the accused to be assessed and participate in and complete his or her individual support plan.

S. 4V(5) inserted by No. 68/2013 s. 5(2).

    (5)     The Court must take a formal plea from the accused before approving an individual support plan under subsection (3)(a).

S. 4W inserted by No. 12/2010 s. 5.

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