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Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997

Parliament of Victoria Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides Australia, Victoria 18 November 1997 Legislation/regulation

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The purposes of this Act are;
(a) to define the criteria for determining if a person is unfit to stand trial;
(b) to replace the common law defense of insanity with a statutory defense of mental impairment;
(c) to provide new procedures for dealing with people who are unfit to stand trial or who are
found not guilty because of mental impairment.


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