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      CHC 869.2     


Art. 869.2.  Documentation of sanity commission

A.  The order appointing the sanity commission shall also order the clerk of court to provide the members of the sanity 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 a copy of the police report, and a copy of any statements made by the child, the victim or any witnesses, to the members of the sanity commission.  The court shall also order the district attorney and counsel for the child to provide the members of the sanity commission with the mental health records, developmental disability records, educational records, and any other additional information regarding the child that is in their possession, that is relevant to the evaluation of the mental capacity of the child to proceed, and is not protected by the attorney-client privilege.  The court may order, after a motion by the district attorney or counsel for the child, a contradictory hearing to determine if the victim or any witnesses may be interviewed by the members of the sanity commission.

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

Acts 2008, No. 222, §1, eff. June 16, 2008.

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