23A-50-5 Fund for assisting counties with cost of court-ordered competency evaluations of defendant...
Fund for assisting counties with cost of court-ordered competency evaluations of
The Association of County Commissioners, formed pursuant to § 7-7-28, may create and
administer a fund for the purpose of assisting counties with the cost of competency evaluations for
defendants for whom an evaluation has been ordered by the court. The Department of Social
Services may contract with the association to reallocate funds used at the Human Services Center
on contractual services for forensic evaluations to be administered through this fund. The fund may
also receive and distribute money from any other source. The association board of directors shall
provide procedures for the equitable distribution of money from this fund to the counties utilizing
court-ordered competency evaluations and provide for the payment of an administrative fee and other
reasonable expenses related to the administration of the fund. The association shall report to the
oversight council the amount distributed annually in total and by county and the number of
competency evaluations completed with funds from the program. The liability of the association
related to the administration of this fund shall be limited to the money as is available for such
purposes in the fund.