The Committee on Judiciary (Baker) recommended the following
Senate Amendment (with title amendments)
(d) Appointed experts shall have completed forensic
evaluator training approved by the Department of Children and
Family Services within 5 years before conducting evaluations for
the court, and each shall be a psychiatrist, licensed
psychologist, or physician.
1.(d) For incompetency evaluations related to mental
illness, the Department of Children and Family Services shall
maintain and annually provide the courts with a list of available
mental health professionals who have completed a training program
approved by the Department of Children and Family Services to
perform the evaluations. Beginning July 1, 2009, experts shall
remain on the list as long as they have completed or retaken the
forensic evaluator training within the previous 5 years. Those
who have not completed the required training within the previous
5 years shall be removed from the list and may not conduct
evaluations for the courts.
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And the title is amended as follows:
On line(s) 68, delete the word "department"
Department of Children and Family Services...
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