2020 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, And Courts
Subtitle 6 - Criminal Procedure Generally
Chapter 86 - Insanity Defense
§ 16-86-104. Admission to State Hospital — Report

Universal Citation: AR Code § 16-86-104 (2020)
  1. (a) If the Director of the Division of Aging, Adult, and Behavioral Health Services determines that a defendant should be admitted to the Arkansas State Hospital for examination and observation, the defendant shall be committed to the Arkansas State Hospital for a period not exceeding one (1) month or until a time as the Director of the Division of Aging, Adult, and Behavioral Health Services believes is necessary for the examination and observation of the defendant.

  2. (b) The qualified psychiatrist or qualified psychologist who is designated to examine and observe the mental condition of the defendant shall prepare a written report indicating separately the defendant's mental condition during the period of the examination and the defendant's probable mental condition at the time of the commission of the alleged offense.

  3. (c) The report shall be certified by the Director of the Arkansas State Hospital or a designee under his or her seal or by an affidavit duly subscribed and sworn to by him or her before a notary public who shall affix the notary public's certificate and seal to it.

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