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Mental Health Court registry

Department Of Justice & Attorney General

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The Mental Health Court decides the state of mind of people charged with criminal offences.The court hears matters in Brisbane and also conducts hearings via videoconferencing.. A criminal case can be referred to the Mental Health Court if it is believed that the alleged offender: is mentally ill was mentally ill has an intellectual disability; and at the relevant time was deprived of a relevant capacity (Criminal Code Act 1899, s. 27). The court will decide if the alleged offender was of unsound mind when they committed the offence. The court also hears appeals from the Mental Health Review Tribunal and inquires into the lawfulness of patients’ detention in authorised mental health facilities.The following legislation may assist you: Mental Health Act 2000 Health and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 Mental Health and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 Criminal Code Act 1899

Quick Facts About The Region

Mental Health Court registry is located in the suburb of Brisbane City, the ward of Central in the council of Brisbane, the state electorate of Mcconnel and the federal electorate of Brisbane.