A. If the court enters a treatment order pursuant to this chapter, the court shall appoint a clinical liaison to coordinate the continuity of care following restoration. The clinical liaison may not be the defendant‘s treatment supervisor. The clinical liaison shall be familiar with aftercare facilities that are available in the defendant’s locale and shall act as a liaison between the court and any treating facilities or correctional facilities.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 13-4513

  • Act: means a bodily movement. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Clinical liaison: means a mental health expert or any other individual who has experience and training in mental health or developmental disabilities and who is qualified and appointed by the court to aid in coordinating the treatment or training of individuals who are found incompetent to stand trial. See Arizona Laws 13-4501
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215

B. The county, or the city if the competency proceedings are conducted in municipal court, shall pay the clinical liaison’s fees.

C. The clinical liaison shall submit a written report to the court on request. The court shall distribute copies of the report to the prosecutor and the defense attorney.

D. The clinical liaison in cooperation with the treating facility shall advise the court on matters relating to the appropriateness of the form and location of treatment, including the level of security.

E. A treatment facility shall cooperate fully with the clinical liaison and shall provide the liaison with access to the defendant’s records. The clinical liaison shall not direct treatment or render an opinion on the defendant’s competency.