402.1. Except with the permission of the court, no expert witness may be heard unless his written report is filed in the office of the court, with notice and copy served upon the parties, within the time and according to the conditions and modalities prescribed by the rules of practice. However, in the case of a motion other than a motion to institute proceedings, the report must be filed in the office of the court, with notice and copy served upon the parties, at least 10 days before the date of the hearing unless the court decides otherwise.
The filing in the record of the whole or abstracts only of the out of court testimony of an expert witness may stand in lieu of his written report.
1972, c. 70, s. 17; 1975, c. 83, s. 22; 1984, c. 26, s. 18.