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Rule 11.4. Disclosure of Experts' Reports

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Criminal ProcedureEffective: January 1, 2022

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
III. Rights of Parties
Rule 11. Incompetence and Mental Examinations (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2022
16A A.R.S. Rules Crim.Proc., Rule 11.4
Rule 11.4. Disclosure of Experts' Reports
(a) Reports of Appointed Experts Under Rule 11.3.
(1) Deadline. An expert appointed under Rule 11.3, or under A.R.S. ยง 13-4517, must submit a report to the court no later than 10 business days after the expert's examination is completed. The expert must inform the court if the report cannot be made available at least 7 days before the scheduled hearing.
(2) Availability. An expert's report completed under Rule 11.3 must be made available to the examined defendant and the State, except that any statement by the defendant about the charged offense or any other charged or uncharged offense (or any summary of such a statement) may be made available only to the defendant. Upon receipt, court staff will copy and provide the expert's report to the court and defense counsel. Defense counsel is responsible for editing a copy of the report for the State. Defense counsel must provide the edited report to court staff to be made available to the State no later than 3 days after receiving the unedited report.
(b) Reports of Other Experts. For any other mental health expert who has personally examined the defendant or any evidence in connection with the case to determine competence or the defendant's mental status at the time of the offense, the defendant and the State must disclose to each other at least 15 business days before any Rule 11.5 hearing:
(1) the expert's name, address, and qualifications;
(2) the results of any mental examinations, scientific tests, experiments, or comparisons conducted on the defendant or on any evidence in the case by or on the behalf of the mental health expert; and
(3) any written report or statement in connection with the case or, if the expert will testify without preparing a written report, a summary of the general subject matter and opinions on which the expert is expected to testify.


Added Aug. 31, 2017, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Amended Dec. 13, 2017, effective April 2, 2018; Aug. 25, 2021, effective Jan. 1, 2022.
16A A. R. S. Rules Crim. Proc., Rule 11.4, AZ ST RCRP Rule 11.4
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through September 15, 2023. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through September 15, 2023.
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