Section 12-17-226.4

Admission into program.

(a) Notwithstanding current law, admittance into the pretrial diversion program shall be in the discretion of the district attorney. To assist the district attorney in his or her decision to admit the offender into the pretrial diversion program, the district attorney, prior to the offender being admitted to the pretrial diversion program or as a part of the district attorney's evaluation process, may require an offender to furnish to the district attorney information concerning past criminal history, educational history, work history, family history, medical or psychiatric treatment history, psychological tests, or any other information concerning the offender which the district attorney believes is applicable to determine whether the offender should be admitted into the pretrial diversion program.

(b) The district attorney may require the offender to submit to any examinations, test, or evaluation process the district attorney deems appropriate in evaluating the offender for admittance into the pretrial diversion program. The costs of any test or evaluation shall be paid by the offender or as otherwise agreed to or provided for by this division.

(c) If requested by the district attorney or the court, a program certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health may provide a mental health evaluation, including a drug addiction assessment for any offender who has applied for the program pursuant to this division, any local pretrial diversion program, or any drug court program created by statute.

(Act 2013-361, p. 1290, §5.)