The Mentally Impaired Accused Review Board (the Board) is established under section 41 of the Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 1996 (WA) (the Act) and is governed by the provisions contained within it. The Act relates to criminal proceedings involving intellectually impaired or mentally ill people who are charged with offences and subsequently found unfit to stand trial or acquitted by reason of unsoundness of mind.
The Board meets at least twice per month. As at 30 June 2014, thirty nine mentally impaired accused are under the statutory authority of the Board.
The Magistrates Courts and Tribunals directorate within the Department of the Attorney General provides joint administrative support to the Prisoners Review Board, the Supervised Release Review Board and the Mentally Impaired Accused Review Board.