2003 WISCONSIN ACT 122
An Act to amend 971.14 (4) (a) of the statutes; relating to: access for sheriffs and jailers to reports regarding the competency of criminal defendants.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
971.14 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
971.14 (4) (a) The court shall cause copies of the report to be delivered forthwith to the district attorney and the defense counsel, or the defendant personally if not represented by counsel. Upon the request of the sheriff or jailer charged with care and control of the jail in which the defendant is being held pending or during a trial or sentencing proceeding, the court shall cause a copy of the report to be delivered to the sheriff or jailer. The sheriff or jailer may provide a copy of the report to the person who is responsible for maintaining medical records for inmates of the jail, or to a nurse licensed under ch. 441, or to a physician or physician assistant licensed under subch. II of ch. 448 who is a health care provider for the defendant or who is responsible for providing health care services to inmates of the jail. The report shall not be otherwise disclosed prior to the hearing under this subsection.