2017 ORS 137.769¹
Defendant’s right to independent examination

(1) When a defendant is examined under ORS 137.767 (Presentence investigation and examination), the defendant may retain a psychiatrist, psychologist or other expert to perform an examination on the defendant’s behalf. A psychiatrist, psychologist or other expert retained by the defendant must be provided reasonable access to:

(a) The defendant for the purpose of the examination; and

(b) All relevant medical and psychological records and reports.

(2) If the defendant is financially eligible for appointed counsel at state expense, the defendant may request preauthorization to incur the fees and expenses of a psychiatrist, psychologist or other expert as provided in ORS 135.055 (Compensation and expenses of appointed counsel) (3). [1999 c.163 §4; 2001 c.962 §97; 2003 c.449 §6]

Note: See note under 137.765 (Sexually violent dangerous offenders).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 137—Judgment and Execution; Parole and Probation by the Court, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors137.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.