HEALTH AND SAFETY
39-3912. Evaluation committee. (1) There is established the evaluation committee composed of persons contracted by or employees of the department of health and welfare.
(2) The committee shall review and make recommendations to the court on all petitions for sterilization. In making its recommendation to the court, the committee shall investigate and determine whether the person subject to this chapter is capable of giving informed assent and, if not, whether sterilization is in the best interest of the person. The committee shall consider the criteria set forth in section 39-3909, Idaho Code, in determining whether the person is capable of providing informed assent or whether sterilization is in the best interest of the person.
(3) The committee or designated member of the committee may interview or request a written statement from the person subject to this chapter, physicians, relatives, concerned individuals, and others who, in the committee member’s judgment, possess relevant information concerning the petition for sterilization. Conversely, the person subject to this chapter, the guardian ad litem, the petitioner, or any other person may request to speak to the committee or submit a written statement to the committee concerning the proposed sterilization.
(4) The committee shall submit a report in writing to the court containing its recommendations together with supporting documents. Committee members who do not concur with the majority recommendation shall submit a report in writing to the court detailing the basis for their dissent.
[39-3912, added 2003, ch. 189, sec. 2, p. 515.]