A. If a person is subject to an examination under this article, each party may select
a competent professional to perform simultaneous evaluations of the person. The parties may stipulate to an evaluation by only one competent professional.
B. If the person is indigent, the court shall assist the person in retaining a competent
professional to conduct the examination or to participate in the trial on the person's
C. Each competent professional shall be given reasonable access to the person in order
to conduct the examination and shall share access to all relevant medical and psychological
records, test data, test results and reports.
D. A competent professional who is retained by a party or who is appointed by the court
is not permitted to give testimony unless the competent professional exchanges information
as required by this section and, at least ten days before trial, submits to the court
and all of the parties a written report of the competent professional's evaluation
of the person.
E. At any proceeding under this chapter, a competent professional who is retained by
a party or who is appointed by the court is not subject to a court order for the sequestration
F. The court shall approve a reasonable amount to be paid by the county for the services
of a competent professional appointed by the court. In approving the amount to be paid the court shall consider the time expended,
services rendered, expenses incurred and compensation received in the same case or
for the same services from any other source.
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