The Mentally Impaired Accused Review Board was established by the Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Defendants) Act 1996. The functions of the Board are described by Parts 5 and 6 of the Act. The Board is required to determine the place of custody for a person deemed mentally unfit to stand trial, and report on and make recommendations about people who are either acquitted on the basis of being mentally unfit, or given leave of absence from custody. The Board makes recommendations to the Minister and receives and acts on orders from the Governor.
Sources used to compile this entry: Mentally Impaired Accused Review Board, Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2005 [Mentally Impaired Accused Review Board], Annual Reports Tabled, 2005, http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/publications/tabledpapers.nsf/displaypaper/3710885a423ab16568fb7bd34825709a001fe97e/$file/mentally+impaired+accused+review+bd+ar+2004-5.pdf. p.3..
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 15 May 2013, Last modified: 11 June 2014