2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 10. Children
§10-7700-621. Admissibility of genetic-testing results - Testimony of experts - Medical bills.

10 OK Stat § 10-7700-621 (2014) What's This?

A. Except as otherwise provided in subsection C of this section, 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 to its admission within fourteen (14) days after its mailing 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 Department of Human Services; 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 telephone, videoconference, deposition, or 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. If a child has a presumed, acknowledged, or adjudicated father, the results of genetic testing are inadmissible to adjudicate parentage unless performed pursuant to an order of the court under Sections 7700-502 and 7700-608 of this title.

D. Copies of bills for genetic testing and for prenatal and postnatal health care for the mother and child which are furnished to the adverse party not less than ten (10) days before the date of a hearing are admissible to establish:

1. The amount of the charges billed; and

2. That the charges were reasonable, necessary, and customary.

Added by Laws 2006, c. 116, § 46, eff. Nov. 1, 2006. Amended by Laws 2008, c. 99, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2008.

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