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      CHC 834.1     


Art. 834.1.  Documentation of competency commission

A.  The order appointing the competency commission and setting the contradictory hearing shall also require the clerk of court to provide the members of the commission with:

(1)  A copy of the verified complaint.

(2)  The names and addresses of the judge, district attorney, and counsel for the child.

(3)  All other relevant information as specified by the court.

B.  The court shall order the district attorney to provide the police report to the members of the competency commission.  The court shall also order the district attorney and counsel for the child to provide to the members of the commission the mental health records, developmental disability records, educational records, and any other additional information regarding the child that is in their possession, and that is relevant to the evaluation of the mental capacity of the child to proceed and that is not protected by the attorney-client privilege.

C.  All information required by this Article shall be delivered to the members of the competency commission within five business days after the appointment of the commission. For good cause shown, the court may extend the time of delivery for a period not to exceed fifteen days.

Acts 2006, No. 266, §1; Acts 2008, No. 222, §1, eff. June 16, 2008.

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