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(725 ILCS 5/104-15)
(from Ch. 38, par. 104-15)
(a) The person or persons conducting an examination
of the defendant, pursuant to paragraph (a) or (b) of Section 104-13 shall
submit a written report to the court, the State, and the defense within
30 days of the date of the order. The
report shall include:
(1) A diagnosis and an explanation as to how it was
reached and the facts upon which it is based;
(2) A description of the defendant's mental or
physical disability, if any; its severity; and an opinion as to whether and to what extent it impairs the defendant's ability to understand the nature and purpose of the proceedings against him or to assist in his defense, or both.
(b) If the report indicates that the defendant is not fit to stand trial
or to plead because of a disability, the report shall include an opinion
as to the likelihood of the defendant attaining fitness within a period of time from the date of the finding of unfitness if
provided with a course of treatment. For a defendant charged with a felony, the period of time shall be one year. For a defendant charged with a misdemeanor, the period of time shall be no longer than the maximum term of imprisonment for the most serious offense. If the person or persons preparing
the report are unable to form such an opinion, the report shall state the
reasons therefor. The report may include a general description of the
type of treatment needed and of the least physically restrictive form of
treatment therapeutically appropriate.
(c) The report shall indicate what information, if any, contained therein
may be harmful to the mental condition of the defendant if made known to him.
(d) In addition to the report, a person retained or appointed by the State or the defense to conduct an examination shall, upon written request, make his or her notes, other evaluations reviewed or relied upon by the testifying witness, and any videotaped interviews available to another examiner of the defendant. All forensic interviews conducted by a person retained or appointed by the State or the defense shall be videotaped unless doing so would be impractical. In the event that the interview is not videotaped, the examiner may still testify as to the person's fitness and the court may only consider the lack of compliance in according the weight and not the admissibility of the expert testimony. An examiner may use these materials as part of his or her diagnosis and explanation but shall not otherwise disclose the contents, including at a hearing before the court, except as otherwise provided in Section 104-14 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 100-424, eff. 1-1-18