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36-545.04 - Costs of court proceedings; compensation for evaluation and testimony
36-545.04. Costs of court proceedings; compensation for evaluation and testimony
A. Except as provided in this chapter, costs of court proceedings and cost of services provided by a county pursuant to article 4 are a charge against the county in which the patient resided or was found before hospitalization. The clerk of the superior court in the county where the proceedings are held shall certify to the board of supervisors of the county where the patient resided or was found before hospitalization that such proceedings were held and the amount of the balance of the incurred costs.
B. If a physician, psychologist, psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner or social worker is not otherwise compensated for evaluating a person or for testifying at a hearing, or both, the physician, psychologist, nurse practitioner or social worker shall be paid by the county, an amount determined reasonable by the court, subject to the same limitations as imposed on compensation for attorneys in hearings, as provided by section 13-4013. These payments shall be made as a part of the costs of court proceedings as in subsection A of this section.