Rule 35.02. Report of Examining Physician

(1) If requested by the party against whom an order is made under Rule 35.01 or the person examined, the party causing the examination to be made shall deliver to him a copy of a detailed written report of the suitably licensed or certified examiner setting out findings, including results of all tests made, diagnoses and conclusions, together with like reports of all earlier examinations of the same condition. After delivery the party causing the examination shall be entitled upon request to receive from the party against whom the order is made a like report of any examination, previously or thereafter made, of the same condition, unless, in the case of a report of examination of a person not a party, the party cannot obtain it. The court on motion may make an order against a party requiring delivery of a report on such terms as are just, and if a suitably licensed or certified examiner fails or refuses to make a report the court may exclude testimony if offered at the trial.

(2) By requesting and obtaining a report of the examination so ordered or by taking the deposition of the examiner, the party examined waives any privilege in that action or any other involving the same controversy, regarding the testimony of every other person who has examined or may thereafter examine that party in respect of the same mental or physical condition.

(3) This subdivision applies to examinations made by agreement of the parties, unless the agreement expressly provides otherwise. This subdivision does not preclude discovery of a report of a suitably licensed or certified examiner or the taking of a deposition of the suitably licensed or certified examiner in accordance with the provisions of any other rule. [As amended July 1, 1979, and by order entered December 20, 1993, effective July 1, 1994.]

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