2018 Georgia Code
Title 15 - Courts
Chapter 11 - Juvenile Code
Article 7 - Competency in Delinquency or Child in Need of Services Cases
§ 15-11-657. Restoration to competency; remediation orders and reports

Universal Citation: GA Code § 15-11-657 (2018)
  • (a) All competency remediation service orders issued by the court shall contain:

    • (1) The name of the competency remediation service program provider and the location of the program;

    • (2) A statement of the arrangements for a child's transportation to the program site;

    • (3) The length of the competency remediation service program;

    • (4) A statement of the arrangements for a child's transportation after the program ends; and

    • (5) A direction concerning the frequency of reports required by the court.

  • (b) DBHDD or a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist shall file a written report with the court:

    • (1) Not later than six months after the date the court orders that competency remediation be attempted but prior to the first review hearing;

    • (2) Every six months after the first review hearing if a child remains incompetent to proceed and under an order for remediation;

    • (3) At any time DBHDD or a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist opines a child has attained competency; or

    • (4) At shorter intervals designated by the court in its competency remediation order.

  • (c) DBHDD or the licensed psychologist or psychiatrist written report shall include, but not be limited to:

    • (1) Whether a child's competency can be remediated or whether a child is likely to remain incompetent to proceed for the foreseeable future;

    • (2) Whether additional time is needed to remediate a child's competency; and

    • (3) If a child has attained competency, the effect, if any, of any limitations that are imposed by any medication or other treatment used in the effort to remediate competency.

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