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Art. 1464. Order for an additional medical opinion for physical or mental examination of persons

            A. When the mental or physical condition of a party, or of a person in the custody or under the legal control of a party, is in controversy, the court in which the action is pending may order the party to submit to an additional medical opinion regarding physical or mental examination by a physician or to produce for examination the person in his custody or legal control, except as provided by law. In addition, the court may order the party to submit to an additional medical opinion regarding an examination by a vocational rehabilitation expert or a licensed clinical psychologist who is not a physician, provided the party has given notice of intention to use such an expert. The order may be made only on motion for good cause shown and upon notice to the person to be examined and to all parties and shall specify the time, place, manner, conditions, and scope of the examination and the person or persons by whom it is to be made.

            B. Regardless of the number of defendants, a plaintiff shall not be ordered to submit to multiple examinations by multiple physicians within the same field of specialty for the same injury except for good cause shown.

            C. A minor subject to examination under the provisions of this Article shall have the right to have a parent, tutor, or legal guardian present during the examination. If such person cannot be present, the court shall order the examination to be videotaped at the expense of the party being examined. The court shall consider the best interests of the minor and may impose conditions upon videotaping, including that it be done in a manner least harmful to the minor and without disclosure to the minor.

            Acts 1976, No. 574, §1; Acts 1991, No. 324, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1056, §1; Acts 2017, No. 381, §1, eff. June 23, 2017.

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