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Rule 45. Pre-dispositionreports and social studies.

(a) Unless waived by the court,a pre-disposition report shall be prepared in all proceedings which result inthe filing of a petition. The pre-disposition report shall be deemed waived,unless otherwise ordered, in all traffic, fish and game and boating cases, andother bailable offenses. The report shall conform to the requirements in theCode of Judicial Administration.

(b) In delinquency cases,investigation of the minor and family for the purpose of preparing thepre-disposition report shall not be commenced before the allegations have beenproven without the consent of the parties.

(c) The pre-disposition reportshall not be submitted to or considered by the judge before the adjudication ofthe charges or allegations to which it pertains. If no pre-disposition reporthas been prepared or completed before the dispositional hearing, or if thejudge wishes additional information not contained in the report, thedispositional hearing may be continued for a reasonable time to a date certain.

(d) For the purpose ofdetermining proper disposition of the minor and for the purpose of establishingthe fact of neglect or dependency, written reports and other material relatingto the minor?s mental, physical, and social history and condition may bereceived in evidence and may be considered by the court along with otherevidence. The court may require that the person who wrote the report orprepared the material appear as a witness if the person is reasonably available.

(e) The pre-dispositionalreport and social studies shall be provided by the author to the minor'scounsel, the prosecuting attorney, the guardian ad litem, and counsel for theparent, guardian or custodian of the minor at least two days prior to thedispositional hearing. When the minor or the minor's parent, guardian orcustodian are not represented by counsel, the court may limit inspection ofreports by the minor or the minor's parent, guardian or custodian if the courtdetermines it is in the best interest of the minor to do so.