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Forensic Patient

Under the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020 (NSW), a forensic patient is a person who has been charged for committing a crime but is found unfit to stand trial or the act was proven but they are not criminally responsible because of a mental health impairment or cognitive impairment. Forensic patients can be detained in forensic facilities or in the community under the supervision of the Mental Health Review Tribunal.