ORS 125.015¹
Jurisdiction of protective proceedings
  • proceedings in other states

(1) The probate courts and commissioners provided for in ORS chapter 111 have exclusive jurisdiction of protective proceedings.

(2) Subject to ORS 125.800 (Short title) to 125.852 (Relation to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act) for adults as defined in ORS 125.802 (Definitions), if an Oregon court exercising probate jurisdiction becomes aware that a protective proceeding has been commenced in another state, the Oregon court shall notify the court in the other state of the proceedings in this state. After consultation with the court of the other state, the Oregon court shall determine whether it is in the best interests of the respondent or protected person for the Oregon court to continue to exercise jurisdiction in the matter or whether it would be in the best interests of the respondent or protected person to terminate the Oregon proceedings and transfer the matter to the other court. [1995 c.664 §3; 2009 c.179 §23]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 125—Protective Proceedings, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors125.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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