RULE 703. BASES OF OPINION TESTIMONY BY EXPERTS
The facts or data in the particular case upon which an expert bases an opinion or inference may be those perceived by or made known to the expert at or before the hearing. If of a type reasonably relied upon by experts in the particular field in forming opinions or inferences upon the subject, the facts or data need not be admissible in evidence in order for the opinion or inference to be admitted. Facts or data that are otherwise inadmissable shall not be disclosed to the jury by the proponent of the opinion or inference unless the court determines that their probative value in assisting the jury to evaluate the expert's opinion substantially outweighs their prejudicial effect.
Rule 703 was amended, effective March 1, 1990, March 1, 2007.
Rule 703 is based on Rule 703 of the Federal Rules of Evidence.
Rule 703 was amended, effective March 1, 1990. The amendments are technical in nature and no substantive change is intended.
Rule 703 was amended, effective March 1, 2007, to incorporate the 2000 amendments to Fed.R.Ev. 703.
SOURCES: Minutes of Joint Procedure Committee of September 22-23, 2005, pages 2-6; March 24-25, 1988, page 12; December 3, 1987, pages 15-16; June 3, 1976, page 6; Rule 703, Federal Rules of Evidence.
CROSS REFERENCE: N.D.R.Ev. 702 (Testimony by Experts).