474. Interim hospital orders.

Before making a hospital order1 (or dealing in some other way2) in respect of a person:

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    (1)     convicted before the Crown Court3 of an offence punishable with imprisonment4 or convicted by a magistrates' court of an offence punishable on summary conviction with imprisonment5;

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    (2)     in relation to whom a special verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity has been returned6; or

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    (3)     in relation to whom findings have been made that he is under a disability and that he did the act or omission charged against him7,

the court8 may make an interim hospital order9 if it is satisfied,