584. Additional requirements in case of mentally disordered offender.

Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions concerning pre-sentence reports1, where an offender is or appears to be mentally disordered2, the court3 must obtain and consider a medical report4 before passing a custodial sentence5 other than one fixed by law6. However, this rule does not apply if, in the circumstances of the case, the court is of the opinion that it is unnecessary to obtain a medical report