CHC 867     

Art. 867.  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 to be examined by a physician, optometrist, or audiologist.  Unless waived by the child, the examination shall not occur until five days after the clerk of court notified all parties of the examination order.

B.  On motion of the child, the court may order a child concerning whom a petition has been filed, to be examined by a psychologist or a psychiatrist.

C.  Any examination shall be made and the findings submitted to the court within thirty days of the date the order is entered.  This time period may be extended by the court for good cause.

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

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