Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003

  • not the latest version
  • This version was reprinted on 24 May 2016 to make a correction to section 63(2) under section 25(1)(j)(ii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
3 Purposes

The purposes of this Act are—

(a)

to provide courts with appropriate compulsory care and rehabilitation options for persons who have an intellectual disability and who are charged with, or convicted of, an offence; and

(b)

to recognise and safeguard the special rights of individuals subject to this Act; and

(c)

to provide for the appropriate use of different levels of care for individuals who, while no longer subject to the criminal justice system, remain subject to this Act.