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Critics of this ruling say that X's statement can show intent and probability of X  but has no bearing on Y or his intent or conduct. NOT CLEAR if need independent corroborative evidence along with statement  of intent. iii. Problems with this part of rule 1) Statement of intent to do X could be used to prove other assumptions and  beliefs about conditions in the world and expected behavior of other people.  2) Statement of intent can include factual assertions.  2. Rule does not  include a statement of memory or belief to prove the fact remembered or  believed unless it relates to execution, revocation, identification, or terms of declarant's  WILL. 3. Reasons why statements reliable a. Declarant best source of info. b. Statement has virtue of immediacy c. Risk of misperception and faulty memory is small 18
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D. STATEMENTS FOR PURPOSES OF MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS  - Rule 803(4) 1. Rule - Statements made for "purposes of medical diagnosis or treatment" and which are  "reasonably pertinent to diagnosis or treatment" can be allowed if they are also: a. Statements describing medical history, or b. Statements describing past or present symptoms, pain, or sensations, or  c. Statements describing the inception or general character of the cause or external  source thereof.  2. "Reasonably pertinent to diagnosis or treatment" includes two-part test: a. Declarant's motive should be consistent with purpose of rule, i.e. patient seeking  treatment, and b. It is reasonable for physician to rely on the info. in diagnosis or treatment. Doctor's testimony about interview of molested child was allowed b/c it met above  test.  Child's motive was to receive care and statement was about her physical  condition.  U.S. v. Iron Shell (II)  (p.293) Statement of "John punched me in the head" would only partially be allowed.  The  "punch in the head" is relevant to medical treatment, but the identification of John is  not. 3. Descriptions can be for both past and present symptoms as long as pertinent to diagnosis or treatment. 4. DOCTOR AS EXPERT - Statements to doctor interviewing declarant so that doctor can  testify as an expert would not be allowed.  Statements do not have trustworthiness of  declaration made to treating physician b/c self-interest of declarant may become motive  for distortion, exaggeration, and falsehood.  (p.299, n.5) 5. STATEMENT TO OR BY THIRD PARTIES - Statements made to parties other than  doctors would probably be allowed if for purpose of treatment or diagnosis.  Statements  made by third parties to doctor for purposes of diagnosis or treatment are allowed.   (p.300, n.8)  Statements to psychiatrists are also allowed.
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