2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 46b-139. (Formerly Sec. 51-320). Expert medical witnesses; interpreter.

      Sec. 46b-139. (Formerly Sec. 51-320). Expert medical witnesses; interpreter. (a) When any licensed physician or certified or licensed psychologist is summoned to give expert testimony in any juvenile matter, the court shall determine a reasonable fee to be paid to such physician or psychologist in lieu of all other witness fees payable to such physician or psychologist.

      (b) Any judge of the Superior Court hearing a juvenile matter may call in a competent interpreter to interpret the evidence in any such hearing and each interpreter so necessarily employed shall be paid from funds appropriated to the Judicial Department.

      (1969, P.A. 794, S. 15; P.A. 76-436, S. 26, 681; P.A. 77-576, S. 25, 65.)

      History: P.A. 76-436 deleted former Subsecs. (b) and (c) re recompense for town, city or borough policemen summoned to testify in proceedings and re fees for other witnesses, redesignating former Subsec. (d) accordingly, and revised remaining provisions to reflect transfer of juvenile court powers to superior court, effective July 1, 1978; P.A. 77-576 replaced provision re fifteen-dollar fee for interpreters or other fee determined by judge to be reasonable in exceptional cases with statement that interpreter is to be paid from judicial department appropriations, omitting any reference to amount of fee; Sec. 17-67a temporarily renumbered as Sec. 51-320 and ultimately transferred to Sec. 46b-139 in 1979, see note to Sec. 17-67a.

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