LCrRLJ 8.13 EVALUATIONS -- GENERAL STANDARDS (a) Except as otherwise approved by the court, any evaluation presented to the court for consideration must meet the evaluation standards set forth in this rule. (b) The defendant must sign and file with the court a waiver of confidentiality on a form provided by the court, so that the court, probation officer and prosecutor may provide the evaluator with pertinent information, and the evaluator can provide evaluations and progress reports to the court, probation officer and prosecutor. The defendant must obtain a form from the court setting forth the court’s evaluation standards and sign the form and file it with the court. The defendant must provide the evaluator with copies of the signed forms containing the waiver and evaluation standards. (c) The evaluator must meet all certification and registration requirements of the state in which (s)he practices. As part of the evaluation process, the evaluator must comply with all procedures required by the State of Washington and, in addition, must obtain and consider the following: 1) The arrest and criminal history of the defendant; 2) The driving record of the defendant; 3) The police reports relating to the incident underlying the charges; 4) Any prior relevant evaluations; 5) Information from at least one collateral contact who has significant knowledge of the defendant; 6) Any additional information provided by the probation officer. (d) Upon receipt of a request from an evaluator for information set forth in LCrRLJ 8.13(b), the prosecutor, probation officer or law enforcement agency may provide such information, provided that a proper waiver of confidentiality has been filed with the court. [Effective September 1, 1997]
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