§27-6A-11. Payment to forensic evaluators.
The department shall pay qualified forensic evaluators for all
matters related to conducting a court-ordered forensic evaluation.
The department shall develop and implement a process for prompt
payment to qualified forensic evaluators. The department shall
establish policies and procedures for establishing a maximum rate
schedule for each of the four evaluation types (competency to stand
trial, criminal responsibility, diminished capacity, dangerousness)
to include all efforts towards the completion of each evaluation
such as scheduling and administrative tasks, record review,
psychological and other testing, interviews, report writing,
research, preparation and consultation. Such policies and
procedures shall include input from provider representatives as
necessary and appropriate. Any rate schedule shall be fair and
reasonable. The department shall consider requests for payment in
excess of established rates or other expenses for good cause shown.