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Art. 645.  Report of sanity commission

A.(1)  The report of the sanity commission members shall address their specific findings with regard to all of the following:

(a)  The defendant's capacity to understand the proceedings against him.

(b)  His ability to assist in his defense.

(c)  His need for inpatient hospitalization in the event he is found incompetent.

(2)  The fact that the defendant claims to be unable to remember the time period surrounding the alleged offense shall not, by itself, bar a finding of competency if the defendant otherwise understands the charges against him and can assist in his defense.

B.  The report of the sanity commission shall be filed in triplicate with the presiding judge within thirty days after the date of the order of appointment.  The time for filing may be extended by the court.  The clerk shall make copies of the report available to the district attorney and to the defendant or his counsel without cost.

Acts 1990, No. 436, §1.

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