Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003

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8 Persons who do not have intellectual disability


A person does not have an intellectual disability simply because the person—


has a mental disorder; or


has a personality disorder; or


has an acquired brain injury; or


does not feel shame or remorse about the harm that person causes to others.


To avoid doubt, if—


a person does not have an intellectual disability, the provisions of this Act relating to compulsory care cannot apply to the person, whether or not the person has any other disability:


a person does have an intellectual disability, those provisions are not prevented from applying to the person simply because the person also has 1 or more of the characteristics described in subsection (1)(a) to (d).