10A NCAC 27H .0207      DUTIES OF A CERTIFIED FORENSIC EVALUATOR

When a capacity evaluation is ordered by the court, to be conducted through the LME-MCO, the local certified forensic evaluator shall conduct a forensic evaluation or examination of the defendant and shall submit a report to the court that addresses the following:

(1)           the defendant's current mental state, his or her capacity to proceed to trial, a treatment recommendation, if any, and if the defendant lacks capacity to proceed, the likelihood that the defendant will gain the capacity to proceed; or

(2)           the need for further evaluation of the defendant at the Pre-Trial Evaluation Center if the certified forensic evaluator is unable to reach a conclusion as to the defendant's capacity to proceed to trial.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 15A 1002; 122C-54; 122C-115.4(a); 143B-147;

Eff. July 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2018; May 1, 1990.