URE0504. Lawyer – Client. Extends the lawyer-client privilege to cover Licensed Paralegal Practitioners and Regulatory Sandbox participants.
URE0512. Victim Communications (AMEND). Clarifies that URE 510 applies to this rule. Disclosures of the following confidential communications will now waive the privilege: 1) disclosures required under Title 62A, Chapter 4a, Child and Family Services or UCA § 62A-3-305, 2) evidence of a victim being in clear and immediate danger to the victim’s self or others, and 3) evidence that the victim has committed a crime, plans to commit a crime, or intends to conceal a crime.
URE1101. Applicability of Rules (AMEND). Amends the committee note following State v. Weeks, 61 P.3d 1000. Clarifies that the Utah Rules of Evidence are inapplicable to proceedings for revoking probation, unless the court for good cause otherwise orders.
URE0507.01. (NEW). Behavioral Or Medical Emergency Services Technician-Patient. New evidentiary privilege covering confidential communications between a patient and a medical or behavioral emergency services technician, made during the provision of behavioral emergency services. This rule is a companion to proposed Senate Bill 53 (SB 53), creating a new first responder position—Behavioral Emergency Services Technician (“BEST”)—and its adoption is dependent upon the passage of that bill. The effective date of the rule would coincide with the effective date of Department of Health guidelines governing the function and scope of the BEST position.
URE0617. Eyewitness Identification. This new rule provides criteria and procedures to be used by a factfinder to evaluate a contested eyewitness identification.
URE0902. Evidence That Is Self-Authenticating. Amend. Adopts provisions similar to the recently adopted FRE 902(13) and (14) regarding electronic records.
URE0504 Lawyer – Client. Amended. The amendments to the rule define new terms and
amend existing terms and modify the statement of privilege.
URE0507 New. A person receiving peer support services from a peer support team member has a privilege to refuse to disclose and to prevent another person from disclosing peer support communications.
URE 0511 Amend. The 2017 amendments reflect 2017 legislative changes to the underlying statute. Minor style and other non-substantive edits were also made.
URE 1102 Amend. Amends the definition of reliable hearsay. Removes the requirement that a statement made by a child victim must be “promptly reported.”
URE 0412 Amend. Changes the classification of records described in subparagraph (c)(3) from sealed to protected.
URE 0504 Amend. The definition of “Representative of the client” has been revised to be more grammatically correct, and to clarify the application of the term “specifically authorized” in subparagraph (a)(4).
URE 0511. Insurance Regulators. New. Creates a privilege for insurance regulators.
URE 0616. Statements Made During Custodial Interrogations. New. Outlines the requirements for admissibility of statements made during custodial interrogations and provides exceptions.
URE 803. Hearsay exceptions; availability of declarant immaterial. Amend. Adopts changes made to Federal Rule of Evidence 803(10).