Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003

Part 4 Compulsory care and rehabilitation of prisoners and former special patients

Part 4 heading: amended, on 1 June 2005, by section 206 of the Corrections Act 2004 (2004 No 50).

Subpart 1—Assessment of prisoners and former special patients

Subpart 1 heading: amended, on 1 June 2005, by section 206 of the Corrections Act 2004 (2004 No 50).

29 Application for assessment of prisoner or former special patient

(1)

A manager of a prison may apply to the co-ordinator to have a prisoner assessed under this subpart, if there are reasonable grounds for believing that the prisoner has an intellectual disability.

(2)

A Director of Area Mental Health Services under the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992 may apply to the co-ordinator to have a former special patient assessed under this subpart, if there are reasonable grounds for believing that the patient has an intellectual disability.

(3)

A manager may authorise any staff member of the prison to make the application referred to in subsection (1).

Section 29 heading: amended, on 1 June 2005, by section 206 of the Corrections Act 2004 (2004 No 50).

Section 29(1): amended, on 1 June 2005, by section 206 of the Corrections Act 2004 (2004 No 50).

Section 29(3): amended, on 1 June 2005, by section 206 of the Corrections Act 2004 (2004 No 50).