2019 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 13 - Offenses Against Person
Part 7 - Standardized Treatment for Sex Offenders
§ 39-13-705. Evaluation and identification.
(a) On and after January 1, 1996, each sex offender who is to be considered for probation or any other alternative sentencing shall be required to submit to an evaluation for treatment, risk potential, procedures required for monitoring of behavior to protect victims and potential victims, and an identification under the procedures developed pursuant to § 39-13-704(d)(1).
(b) Those offenders found guilty at trial or who pled guilty without an agreement as to length of sentence, probation, or alternative sentencing that are to have a presentence report prepared for submission to the court shall be required to submit to the evaluation referred to in subsection (a). The evaluation shall be included as part of the presentence report and shall be considered by the court in determining the sentencing issues stated in this section. If the court grants probation or alternative sentencing, any plan of treatment recommended by the evaluation shall be a condition of the probation or alternative sentencing. Those offenders who, as part of a negotiated settlement of their case, are to be placed on probation or alternative sentencing shall be required to submit to the evaluation referred to in subsection (a) as a condition of their probation or alternative sentencing; and any plan of treatment recommended by the evaluation shall be a condition of probation or alternative sentencing.
(c) The evaluation and identification required by subsection (a) shall be at the expense of the offender evaluated, based upon the offender's ability to pay. The plan of treatment and behavior management shall be at the expense of the offender based upon the offender's ability to pay.