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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 20BK

Review by Attorney-General

             (1)  Where, under subsection 20BJ(1), a court orders that a person be detained in safe custody in prison or in a hospital, the Attorney-General must, as soon as practicable after the person is so detained, consider (in this section called the initial consideration ) whether or not the person should be released from detention and must, while the person is in detention, reconsider the matter at least once in each period of 6 months after the initial consideration.

             (2)  In considering whether a person should be released from custody the Attorney-General:

                     (a)  must obtain and consider:

                              (i)  a report from a duly qualified psychiatrist or psychologist; and

                             (ii)  a report from another duly qualified medical practitioner; and

                     (b)  may obtain and consider such other reports as the Attorney-General considers necessary; and

                     (c)  must take into account any representations made to the Attorney-General by the person or on the person's behalf.



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