2012 Code of Alabama
Section 26-17-621 - Admissibility of results of genetic testing; expenses.

AL Code § 26-17-621 (2012) What's This?
Section 26-17-621Admissibility of results of genetic testing; expenses.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c), a record of a genetic-testing expert is admissible as evidence of the truth of the facts asserted in the report unless a party objects in writing to its admission within 14 days after its receipt by the objecting party and cites specific grounds for exclusion. The admissibility of the report is not affected by whether the testing was performed:

(1) voluntarily or pursuant to an order of the court or the Alabama Department of Human Resources; or

(2) before or after the commencement of the proceeding.

(b) A party objecting to the results of genetic testing may call one or more genetic-testing experts to testify in person or by another method approved by the court. Unless otherwise ordered by the court, the party offering the testimony bears the expense for the expert testifying.

(c) Copies of bills for prenatal and postnatal health care for the mother and child which are furnished to the adverse party not less than 30 days before the date of a hearing are admissible unless objected to by the adverse party to establish:

(1) the amount of the charges billed; and

(2) that the charges were reasonable, necessary, and customary.

(Act 2008-376, p. 666, §2.)

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