CHC 860     

Art. 860.  Medical, sensory, psychological, and psychiatric examinations

A.  On its own motion or on the motion of the child or district attorney, the court may order any child subject to a motion to transfer to be examined by a physician, optometrist, audiologist, psychologist, or psychiatrist.  Unless waived by the child, the examination shall not occur until five days after the clerk of court has notified all parties of the examination order.

B.  Any examination shall be made and the findings submitted to the court within three days of the transfer hearing.  This time period may be extended by the court for good cause.

C.  Copies of any reports of findings submitted to the court shall be made available to counsel for all parties.

D.  Unless the child has sought the examination or otherwise waives his privilege against self-incrimination, neither testimony about the report nor any of its contents is admissible in an adjudication hearing or later criminal trial, if any, which would violate the child's privilege against self-incrimination.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §8, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 2010, No. 594, §1.