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Connecticut General Statutes 17a-694 - Examination for alcohol or drug dependency. Report

Connecticut General Statutes > Title 17a > Chapter 319j > 17a-694


Current as of: 2013

(a) The Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services or his designee shall appoint one or more clinical examiners to conduct examinations for alcohol or drug dependency ordered pursuant to the provisions of section 17a-693. Each examiner shall be authorized by the department to conduct independent evaluations.

(b) The examiner shall determine whether the person being examined was an alcohol-dependent or drug-dependent person at the time of the crime. If such person is determined to have been dependent on alcohol or drugs, the examiner shall further determine (1) the history and pattern of the dependency, and (2) whether the person presently needs and is likely to benefit from treatment for the dependency. If the examiner determines that the person presently needs and is likely to benefit from treatment, he shall recommend treatment and state the date when space will be available in an appropriate treatment program, provided such date shall not be more than forty-five days from the date of the examination report. A recommendation for treatment shall include provisions for appropriate placement and the type and length of treatment and may include provisions for outpatient treatment.

(c) The examiner shall prepare and sign, without notarization, a written examination report and deliver it to the court, the Court Support Services Division, the state's attorney and defense counsel no later than thirty days after the examination was ordered. An examination report ordered pursuant to this section and section 17a-693 shall otherwise be confidential and not open to public inspection or subject to disclosure.

(d) No statement made by the person in the course of an examination under the provisions of this section may be admitted in evidence on the issue of guilt in a criminal proceeding concerning the person.

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