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Rule 507. First Responder PeerSupport.

 

(a)  Definitions. 

(a)(1) "Peer Support communication" meaninformation that iscommunicated inconfidence to a peer supportteam member for the purpose of providing peer support services, including but not limited to oral statements, writtenstatements, notesrecords, or reports.

 

(a)(2) ?Peer supporteam member? means a person who is:

(a)(2)(A) designated as a peer support team member for firstresponders under UtahCode ? 78B-5-901 and

 

(a)(2)(B) providing peer support services in accordance with written guidelines required by UtahCode ? 78B-5-901.

 

(a)(3) ?Peer supporteam member? does not mean a person who was a witness or aparty to an incident thatprompted the delivery of the peer support services.

 

(b) Statement of the Privilege. A person receiving peer support services from a peer support team members hasa privilege during the person?s life, to refuse to disclose and to prevent any otherperson from disclosing peer support communications.

 

(c) WhMay Claim the Privilege. The privilege may be claimed by the person who received the peer supportservices, or the guardianor conservator ofthe person whoreceived the peer support services.A person who was a peer supportteam member at the time of the communication is presumed to have authority during the life of the person who received the peer support services to claim the privilegeon behalof the person who received the peer support services.

 

(d) Exceptions. No privilege exists under paragraph (b) for:

(d)(1) communication to a peer support team member thais evidence of actual or suspected child neglect or abuse;

 

(d)(2) communication to a peer supportteam member thatis evidence a person receiving peer support services isa clear and immediate danger to the person?sself or others,

 

(d)(3) communication to a peer support team member thatestablishes reasonablecause for the peer supportteam member to believe the person receiving peer supportservices is mentally or emotionally unfit for duty; or

 

(d)(4) communication to the peer support team member that is evidence that theperson who ireceiving the peer supporservices has committed a crime,plans to commit acrime, or intends to conceal a crime.

 

 

EffectiveMay 8, 2018