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Rule 113. Depositions of Medical Providers and Experts

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedPima County Rules for the Fast Trial and Alternative Resolution (“Fastar”) Pilot ProgramEffective: December 31, 2021

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Pima County Rules for the Fast Trial and Alternative Resolution (“Fastar”) Pilot Program
Part Two: Rules for a Fast Trial
Effective: December 31, 2021
AZ A.R.S. Fast Trial and Alt.Res.Prog. Rules, Pima County, Rule 113
Rule 113. Depositions of Medical Providers and Experts
(a) Generally.
(1) Two-Hour Time Limit. Depositions of a medical provider, whether testifying as a fact witness or as an expert, and depositions of a non-medical expert witness, are limited to one hour per side and a total of two hours for all sides.
(2) Location. Parties must endeavor to take a deposition of a medical provider or expert at the witness' usual place of business, if requested by the witness.
(b) Fee.
(1) Fee Limit. The deposition fee of a medical provider or expert witness is limited to that person's usual fee, but the fee may not exceed $500 per hour. A party or expert witness may file a motion showing good cause for exceeding this limit.
(2) Apportionment of Fee. Each party who asks questions during the deposition of a medical provider or expert is responsible for the witness' fee in proportion to the witness' time used by that party during the deposition. The judge can order reasonable, fair, and appropriate cost-shifting or cost-sharing of the expert's fee.
(c) Video Recording. Any party may video record the deposition of a medical provider or expert by any unobtrusive and reliable device, and without leave of court, but the party must provide a copy of the video, without charge, to other parties within 10 days after the deposition.

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Added Oct. 26, 2017, effective Nov. 1, 2017, until Dec. 31, 2021. Rule extended Dec. 8, 2021, effective Dec. 31, 2021, until further order of the court.
A.R.S. Fast Trial and Alt.Res.Prog. Rules, Pima County, Rule 113, AZ ST PIMA FASTAR Rule 113
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 1, 2024.
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