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Meaning of vulnerable adult

    (1)     For the purposes of this Act, a person is a vulnerable adult if the person is 18 years of age or more and has a cognitive, physical or mental health impairment that causes the person to have difficulty in—

        (a)     understanding their rights; or

        (b)     making a decision; or

        (c)     communicating a decision.

    (2)     A bail decision maker may consider a person to be a vulnerable adult even if the bail decision maker cannot identify the particular impairment referred to in subsection (1).

S. 3AAA inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 5, amended by No. 32/2018 s. 81(1)(2)
(ILA s. 39B(1)).

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