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Art. 4545.  Appointment of examiner

After the filing of a petition for interdiction, the court may appoint an examiner who has training or experience in the type of infirmity alleged.  The court may compel the defendant to submit to an examination by the examiner.  Not less than seven days prior to a hearing, the examiner shall provide a written report to the court, all counsel of record, and any unrepresented parties.  The report shall include such matters as the court directs.  The report may consider the infirmities suffered by the defendant, the appropriateness of interdiction, including whether a less restrictive means of intervention is available, the type of interdiction that is appropriate, and any other relevant matters.

Acts 2000, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 25, §3, eff. July 1, 2001.

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