Rule 27. Fingerprinting, photographing, and regulating discovery; HIV testing.

(a) Minors in custody. A motion to photograph or fingerprint a child under the age of 14 who is taken into custody for the alleged commission of an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult, may be granted upon such terms as the court shall order. The court may make any further order it deems necessary as to the disposition of any fingerprints and limitations regarding their disclosure or distribution pursuant to Section 78A-6-1104 and Section 78A-6-1105.

(b) Discovery procedures with minors. Upon motion and notice to the minor's counsel, or to the minor's parent, guardian or custodian in the absence of counsel, and upon a showing that the discovery sought will be of material aid in determining whether the minor committed the alleged offense, the court may order a minor to submit to one or more of the investigative procedures listed in Utah Rule of Criminal Procedure 16. Whenever the personal appearance of the minor is required for any ordered discovery procedure, the prosecuting attorney shall inform the minor's parent, guardian or custodian and counsel of the time and place of the procedure.

(c) Medical supervision. Blood tests shall be conducted under medical supervision. The court may require medical supervision for any other test ordered pursuant to this rule when the court deems such supervision necessary. Upon motion, the court may order the minor's appearance delayed for a reasonable time or may order that tests take place at the minor's residence or some other convenient place.

(d) Notice of results of disclosure. The prosecuting attorney shall make the results of the discovery procedures provided by this rule available within 5 days from the date the results become known to the minor, unless otherwise ordered by the court.

(e) HIV testing. HIV testing shall be conducted as provided in Section 78A-6-1104.

Advisory Committee Notes