• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) When a statement has been filed with the clerk of any court pursuant to § 22-3804, such court shall appoint 2 qualified psychiatrists to make a personal examination of the patient. The patient shall be required to answer questions asked by the psychiatrists under penalty of contempt of court. Each psychiatrist shall file a written report of the examination, which shall include a statement of his or her conclusion as to whether the patient is a sexual psychopath.

(b) The counsel for the patient shall have the right to inspect the reports of the examination of the patient. No such report and no evidence resulting from the personal examination of the patient shall be admissible against him or her in any judicial proceeding except a proceeding under this chapter to determine whether the patient is a sexual psychopath.

(June 9, 1948, 62 Stat. 348, ch. 428, title II, § 204; May 21, 1994, D.C. Law 10-119, § 20(d), 41 DCR 1639.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-3506.

1973 Ed., § 22-3506.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-119, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-3803.