Where a person is convicted before the Crown Court1 of an offence punishable with imprisonment2, or is convicted by a magistrates' court3 of an offence punishable on summary conviction with imprisonment4, the court may make an order (a 'hospital order')5 authorising his admission to and detention in a hospital6 specified7 in the order, if the following conditions are fulfilled8:
(1) the court is satisfied on the written or oral evidence of two registered medical practitioners9 that the offender is suffering from mental disorder10, and that the mental disorder is of a nature or degree which warrants the detention of
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