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People v. Superior Court (Smith), 225562

Held that in prosecuting a civil commitment petition under California's Sexually Violent Predator Act, a district attorney may disclose mental health treatment records to its retained expert, subject to an appropriate protective order, to assist in cross-examination of mental health evaluators. (Note: The Act was amended subsequent to the grant of review in this case but before this decision.)

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/12/13


  • Cuellar


  • Supreme Court of California