10.36.09.03

.03 Preparing for a Child Custody Evaluation.

Before performing a child custody evaluation, a psychologist shall:

A. Obtain a copy of:

(1) The court order; or

(2) An agreement signed by the parties;

B. Review the scope of the evaluation as defined by the courtís order or the signed agreement and insure that the order or agreement is consistent with the provisions of this chapter; and

C. Obtain the necessary signed informed consent from the parties, which shall include:

(1) The scope of the custody evaluation;

(2) The process for conducting the child custody evaluation;

(3) Limits to confidentiality;

(4) The basis and rate of fees and expenses for which the client will be responsible; and

(5) The timeline on which payments are due to the psychologist.