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Compensation, fees and expenses
Mental Hygiene (MHY) CHAPTER 27, TITLE B, ARTICLE 10
§ 10.15 Compensation, fees and expenses.

(a) Any compensation, fee or expense paid pursuant to the provisions
of this article and article eighteen-B of the county law shall be a
state charge payable on vouchers approved by the court which fixed the
same, after audit by and on the warrant of the comptroller. Any
compensation, fee or expense paid to such counsel so appointed shall be
paid out of funds appropriated to the administrative office for the
courts. Each claim for compensation and reimbursement shall be supported
by a sworn statement specifying the time expended, services rendered,
expenses incurred and reimbursement or compensation applied for or
received in the same case from any other source. The appropriate court
shall review and determine the reasonableness of the claims, including
the number of hours expended out of court by counsel and psychiatric
examiners. When a court appoints counsel pursuant to article eighteen-B
of the county law, such counsel shall be compensated in accordance with
the provisions of that article. Notwithstanding any other provision of
law, psychiatric examiners who are appointed by a court under this
article, and who perform such examinations other than as government
employees, shall be compensated at an hourly rate to be set by the
administrative board of the judicial conference.

(b) Members of the case review panel established by subdivision (a) of
section 10.05 of this article shall be entitled to reimbursement for
expenses reasonably incurred for the performance of duties under this

(c) The state may contract with entities for the provision of legal
representation services to respondents in proceedings under this
article, within the amounts appropriated therefor.