Florida Senate - 2012 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1172 Barcode 347970 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 02/20/2012 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Judiciary (Richter) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment 2 3 Delete lines 101 - 117 4 and insert: 5 (3) EXPERT TESTIMONY.— 6 (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a physician may 7 not provide expert testimony in a criminal child abuse case 8 unless the physician is a physician licensed under chapter 458 9 or chapter 459 or has obtained certification as an expert 10 witness pursuant to s. 458.3175 or s. 459.0066. 11 (b) A physician may provide expert testimony in a criminal 12 child abuse case regarding mental injury if the physician is a 13 physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459, is board 14 certified in psychiatry, or has obtained certification as an 15 expert witness pursuant to s. 458.3175 or s. 459.0066. 16 (c) Notwithstanding s. 766.102, a physician who obtains an 17 expert witness certificate under s. 458.3145 or s. 459.0066 and 18 who otherwise meets the requirements of this subsection may 19 provide expert testimony in a criminal child abuse case. 20 (d) A psychologist may not give expert testimony in a 21 criminal child abuse case regarding mental injury unless the 22 psychologist is licensed under chapter 490. 23 (e) The expert testimony requirements of this subsection 24 apply only to criminal child abuse cases and not to family court 25 or dependency court cases.