When a court sentences a person under section 609.342, 609.343, 609.344, 609.345, 609.3453, or 609.3455, subdivision 3a, the court shall make a preliminary determination whether in the court's opinion
a petition under chapter 253D may be appropriate and include the determination as
part of the sentencing order. If the court determines that a petition may be appropriate, the court shall forward
its preliminary determination along with supporting documentation to the county attorney.
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