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Section 61HD Crimes Act 1900
Meaning of “Cognitive Impairment”

Section 61HD of the Crimes Act 1900 is Meaning of “Cognitive Impairment” and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 61HD of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the meaning of “Cognitive Impairment” and reads as follows:

61HD Meaning of “Cognitive Impairment”

For the purposes of this Division, a person has a “cognitive impairment” if the person has:

(a) an intellectual disability, or

(b) a developmental disorder (including an autistic spectrum disorder), or

(c) a neurological disorder, or

(d) dementia, or

(e) a severe mental illness, or

(f) a brain injury,

that results in the person requiring supervision or social habilitation in connection with daily life activities.

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