Aim. This article reviews the legal regulations on the appointment of a forensic psychiatrist in a trial.
Review. The court or prosecution appoints each forensic expert. This written appointment should include the experts name and his area of interest, indicate the subject of expertise and set a deadline for preparing requested opinion. It is the expert's job to explain presented facts and relate them to the subject of the case with emphasizing the cause-and-effect relationship. The penal and civil code regulate expert's rights and obligations. Existing differences result from the peculiarity of both codes.