Rule 5.733 Appointment of Independent Examiner; Determination of Fees and Expenses

(A) Appointment. When an indigent individual requests an independent clinical evaluation, the court must appoint the physician, psychiatrist, or licensed psychologist chosen by the individual, unless the person chosen refuses to examine the individual or the requested appointment would require unreasonable expense.

(B) Determination of Fee. In its order of appointment, a court must direct the independent examiner to submit an itemized statement of services and expenses for approval. In reviewing a fee, the court must consider:

(1) the time required for examination, evaluation, preparation of reports, and court appearances;

(2) the examiner's experience and training; and

(3) the local fee for similar services.