476. Remand to hospital for treatment.

Instead of remanding an accused person1 or a person in respect of whom a special verdict has been returned or a finding of disability has been made2 in custody, the Crown Court may remand such person to a hospital specified by the court if satisfied, on the written or oral evidence of two registered medical practitioners3, that:

  1.  

    (1)     he is suffering from mental disorder4 of a nature or degree which makes it appropriate for him to be detained in a hospital for medical treatment5; and

  2.  

    (2)     appropriate medical treatment is available for him6.

However, the court may not so remand