Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 6 August 2020 at 06:25)
281A   Definitions
(1)  In this Part—
access supervisor—see section 281FB.
accused person means a person who stands, or any of the persons who stand, charged with an offence (whether summary or indictable), and includes the following—
(a)  in relation to proceedings for a summary offence, a defendant,
(b)  in relation to sentencing proceedings, a person who has been committed for sentence to the District Court or Supreme Court,
(c)  in relation to proceedings on an appeal against a conviction or sentence, the person convicted or sentenced.
criminal investigation means the investigation of an offence or alleged offence.
criminal proceedings means proceedings against a person for an offence (whether summary or indictable), and includes the following—
(a)  committal proceedings,
(b)  proceedings relating to bail,
(c)  proceedings relating to sentencing,
(d)  proceedings on an appeal against conviction or sentence.
health authority means any of the following—
(a)  a public health organisation (within the meaning of the Health Services Act 1997),
(b)  a public hospital (within the meaning of the Health Services Act 1997),
(c)  a private health facility (within the meaning of the Private Health Facilities Act 2007) that is licensed under that Act and that provides health services to the public on behalf of the Ministry of Health, the Health Administration Corporation constituted by the Health Administration Act 1982 or a local health district (within the meaning of the Health Services Act 1997),
(d)  a person or body that provides health services and is prescribed by the regulations.
prosecuting authority means—
(a)  in relation to criminal proceedings, the Director of Public Prosecutions, a delegate of the Director of Public Prosecutions, a police officer, or any other person acting in a public official capacity, who is responsible for the institution or conduct of a prosecution, and
(b)  in relation to a criminal investigation, a police officer or any other person acting in a public official capacity who is responsible for the conduct of a criminal investigation.
sensitive evidence has the meaning given by section 281B.
supervised access arrangements—see section 281FD.
(2)  In this Part, a reference to an accused person or a prosecuting authority includes a reference to an Australian legal practitioner representing the accused person or the prosecuting authority.