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.