2017 ORS 151.495¹
Confidentiality of information obtained by state courts
  • exceptions

(1) All information supplied by a person seeking appointed counsel and all information collected by the state courts for purposes of determining financial eligibility for appointed counsel under ORS 151.485 (Financial eligibility) to 151.497 (“Counsel” defined for ORS 151.485 to 151.497) is confidential and shall not be used for any purpose other than determining financial eligibility.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, information supplied by a person seeking appointed counsel and information collected by the state courts for purposes of determining financial eligibility may be:

(a) Introduced in a proceeding, criminal or civil, arising out of a determination that a person is not financially eligible for appointed counsel;

(b) Introduced in a proceeding, criminal or civil, arising as a result of an allegation that a person has supplied false information in seeking appointed counsel;

(c) Used by the court in a sentencing proceeding resulting from the defendant’s conviction on the matter for which the information was provided or collected; and

(d) Used by the court, the Department of Revenue, or the assignees of the court or the Department of Revenue, for the purpose of collecting delinquent amounts owed to this state by the person. [1991 c.825 §5; 1997 c.761 §4; 2001 c.962 §38]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 151—Public Defenders; Counsel for Financially Eligible Persons, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors151.­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.
 
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