Change of Name

Change of Name

There are special rules for some forensic patients who wish to change their name.  These rules apply to:

  •  A forensic patient who was given a limiting term;
  • A forensic patient who has been given a finding of not guilty by reason of mental illness and was then detained by a court order;

 must seek the Tribunal’s approval before applying to the Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages to change his/her name.

  •  If a forensic patient is also registered under the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act

 the patient must seek the permission of the Commissioner of Police and the Tribunal before changing his/her name.

 The process to be followed is set out in the Tribunal’s Forensic Guidelines.