Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020 – Sect 14
Under Section 14 of the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020 a Magistrate may make an order to dismiss a charge and discharge the defendant:
(a) into the care of a responsible person, unconditionally or subject to conditions, or
(b) on the condition that the defendant attend on a person or at a place specified by the Magistrate for assessment, treatment or the provision of support for the defendant’s mental health impairment or cognitive impairment, or
An order by the Magistrate to dismiss a charge against a defendant does not constitute a finding that the charge against the defendant is proven or otherwise.