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1(1)In subsection (2) of section 8 of the 1964 Act (short title, interpretation etc.), immediately before the definition of “special verdict” there shall be inserted the following definitions—
““duly approved” in relation to a registered medical practitioner, means approved for the purposes of section 12 of the [1983 c. 20.] Mental Health Act 1983 by the Secretary of State as having special experience in the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorder;
“registered medical practitioner” means a fully registered person within the meaning of the [1983 c. 54.] Medical Act 1983;”.
(2)After that subsection there shall be inserted the following subsection—
“(2A)Subsections (2) and (3) of section 54 of the Mental Health Act 1983 shall have effect with respect to proof of the accused’s mental condition for the purposes of section 4 of this Act as they have effect with respect to proof of an offender’s mental condition for the purposes of section 37(2)(a) of that Act.”
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