862. Remand to hospital for report or for treatment.

862.     Remand to hospital for report or for treatment.

The Crown Court1 or a magistrates' court2 may remand an accused person3 to a hospital4 specified by the court for a report on his mental condition if: (1) the court is satisfied, on the evidence of a registered medical practitioner5, that there is reason to suspect that the accused is suffering from mental disorder6; and (2) the court is of the opinion that it would be impracticable for a report on his mental condition to be made if he were remanded on bail7.

The Crown Court may, instead