2011 ORS § 419B.918¹
Manner of appearance

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 419B.815 (Summons for proceeding to establish jurisdiction under ORS 419B.100), 419B.816 (Notice to person contesting petition to establish jurisdiction), 419B.819 (Summons for proceeding to establish permanent guardianship or terminate parental rights) and 419B.820 (Notice to parent contesting petition to establish permanent guardianship or terminate parental rights), on timely written motion of a person showing good cause, a court may permit the person, instead of appearing personally, to participate in any hearing related to a petition alleging jurisdiction under ORS 419B.100 (Jurisdiction), a petition to establish a permanent guardianship under ORS 419B.365 (Permanent guardianship) or a petition seeking termination of parental rights under ORS 419B.500 (Termination of parental rights generally), 419B.502 (Termination upon finding of extreme conduct), 419B.504 (Termination upon finding of unfitness), 419B.506 (Termination upon finding of neglect) or 419B.508 (Termination upon finding of abandonment) in any manner that complies with the requirements of due process including, but not limited to, telephonic or other electronic means.

(2) If a person who is summoned or ordered to appear under ORS 419B.815 (Summons for proceeding to establish jurisdiction under ORS 419B.100), 419B.816 (Notice to person contesting petition to establish jurisdiction), 419B.819 (Summons for proceeding to establish permanent guardianship or terminate parental rights) or 419B.820 (Notice to parent contesting petition to establish permanent guardianship or terminate parental rights) seeks to reschedule any hearing at which the person is required to appear, the person must:

(a) Appear personally at the time specified in the summons or order to request the change; or

(b) Include in the persons written motion requesting the change the persons current mailing address, to which the court may send notice of the new date for the hearing if the motion is granted.

(3) In any proceeding that involves the interstate placement of a child or ward, the court may:

(a) Permit a party from outside this state to provide information, testify or otherwise participate in the proceeding in any manner the court designates, provided the party complies with subsection (1) of this section, if applicable;

(b) Permit an attorney from outside this state representing any party to participate in the proceeding in any manner the court designates; and

(c) Obtain information or testimony in any manner the court designates from a state or private agency located in another state. [2003 c.205 §13 (enacted in lieu of 419B.917); 2007 c.497 §9; 2007 c.611 §10]