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Rule 27. Fingerprinting, photographing, and regulating discovery; HIVtesting.

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

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

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

(d) Notice of results of disclosure. Theprosecuting attorney shall make the results of the discovery proceduresprovided by this rule available within 5 days from the date the results becomeknown to the minor, unless otherwise ordered by the court.

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

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