Rule 35. Physical and Mental Examination of Persons
Advisory Commission Comments
This Rule permits a court to order the physical or mental examination of a party upon motion of another party when the condition is in controversy. A provision is made to permit the examined party to obtain a copy of the report; obtaining such a copy acts as a waiver of any privilege with respect to other examinations of the same party for the same condition.
Advisory Commission Comment 
The amendment expands the group of professionals who can conduct examinations. Whether an examiner authorized under this rule may give testimony at a trial or proceeding is governed by the Tennessee Rules of Evidence.