Terms Used In Iowa Code 812.7

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
 The psychiatrist or licensed doctorate-level psychologist providing outpatient treatment to the defendant, or the director of the facility where the defendant is being held and treated pursuant to a court order, shall provide a written status report to the court regarding the defendant’s mental disorder within thirty days of the defendant’s placement pursuant to section 812.6. The report shall also state whether it appears that the defendant can be restored to competency in a reasonable amount of time. Progress reports shall be provided to the court every sixty days or less thereafter until the defendant’s competency is restored or the placement of the defendant is terminated.