4010. Limiting Instruction Expert Testimony
This is a California Jury Instructions form that can be used for Lanterman-Petris-Short Act.
Last updated: 1/30/2015
4010. Limiting Instruction--Expert Testimony Instruction No 1 Request by Plaintiff Given as Proposed Refused Withdrawn Request by Defendant Given as Modified Requested by Given on Court's Motion Judge Instruction No 1 You have heard testimony by an expert witness regarding reports and statements from hospital staff and other persons who have come into contact with [name of respondent]. This testimony was admitted for the limited purpose of establishing the basis for the opinion expressed by the testifying expert. You may consider those reports and statements to help you examine the basis of the expert's opinion. You may not use the reports and statements as independent proof of respondent's mental condition or [his/ her] ability to provide for food, clothing, or shelter. ________________________________________________________________________________ New June 2005