Prior Authorization

Up to $ per case, excluding expenses, may be expended at any point on services without prior authorization, subject to subsequent review. Fees expended on services with prior authorization do not count towards the "$ without prior authorization" limit. Once the "$ without prior authorization" limit is reached, prior authorization is required unless it is waived by the presiding judge upon a finding that in the interest of justice, timely procurement of necessary services could not await prior authorization. [18 U.S.C. § 3006A(e)(2)(B)] [Guide, Vol. 7, § 310.20.30]

Limitation on Compensation

In non-capital cases, with prior authorization, compensation for such services is limited to $ per organization or individual, exclusive of reimbursement for expenses reasonably incurred, per individual authorization. Payment in excess of the $ limit may be made when certified by the presiding judge and approved by the chief judge of the circuit (or judge delegate) as being necessary to provide fair compensation for services of an unusual character or duration. [18 U.S.C. § 3006A(e)(3)] [Guide, Vol. 7, § 310.20.10]

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