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      CHC 888     



Art. 888.  Physical and mental examination for disposition; costs

A.  Following the adjudication, the court may order such physical and mental examination and evaluation of the child as may be helpful in determining a fair and just disposition.

B.  In conjunction with such an examination or evaluation, the court may order the preparation of a social summary and case history about the child, including otherwise confidential information within the court's records, for submission to the evaluator.

C.  The court may, after due notice to the parent, order the parent to pay all or part of the expense of any evaluation or examination.  The court shall make a determination of the parent's ability to pay according to the procedures of Article 406.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §8, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

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