The court may make a hospital order1 where:
(1) a person is convicted before the Crown Court2 or a magistrates' court3 of an offence punishable with imprisonment4;
(2) a special verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity5 is returned6; or
(3) findings have been made that the defendant is under a disability and that he did the act or omission charged against him7.
In the case of a person who has been convicted8 the court may alternatively place him under the guardianship of a local social services authority9 or of such other person approved by a local social services
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