Expert Examiner

Medical professional who gives a report to the court about the proposed ward’s condition, decision-making ability, and capacity to meet personal needs.


“Expert examiner” means: a. A licensed physician; b. A psychiatrist; c. A licensed psychologist trained in a clinical program; d. An advanced practice registered nurse who is licensed under chapter 43-12.1 within the role of a certified nurse practitioner or certified clinical nurse specialist, who has completed the requirements for a minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited program, and who is functioning within the scope of practice in one of the population foci as approved by the state board of nursing; or e. A physician assistant who is licensed under chapter 43-17 and authorized by the state board of medical examiners to practice in this state. (NDCC 30.1-01-06(17))