Aaron Guilbault (Gill-BOW') has been in custody since last fall when he was charged with second-degree murder.
The body of Timothy Guilbault, who was 58, was found in his residence near Innisfail on Nov. 5.
The elder Guilbault was a former Red Deer city councillor and a businessman in Calgary.
The cause of death has not been released.
Guilbault’s lawyer asked for the assessment to see if his 31-year-old client is fit to stand trial.
The matter is to return to court on Feb. 27.