Oregon Statutes - Chapter 137 - Judgment and Execution; Parole and Probation by the Court - Section 137.769 - Defendantís right to independent examination.

(1) When a defendant is examined under ORS 137.767, the defendant may retain a psychiatrist, psychologist or other expert to perform an examination on the defendantís behalf. A psychiatrist, psychologist or other expert retained by the defendant must be provided reasonable access to:

(a) The defendant for the purpose of the examination; and

(b) All relevant medical and psychological records and reports.

(2) If the defendant is financially eligible for appointed counsel at state expense, the defendant may request preauthorization to incur the fees and expenses of a psychiatrist, psychologist or other expert as provided in ORS 135.055 (3). [1999 c.163 §4; 2001 c.962 §97; 2003 c.449 §6]

Note: See note under 137.765.

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