Inspection of local correctional facilities
(1) The county court or board of county commissioners of each county is the inspector of the local correctional facilities in the county. The court or board shall visit local correctional facilities operated by the county at least once in each regular term and may visit local correctional facilities within the county that are not operated by the county. When the court or board visits a local correctional facility, it shall examine fully into the local correctional facility, including, but not limited to, the cleanliness of the facility and the health and discipline of the persons confined. If it appears to the court or board that any provisions of law have been violated or neglected, it shall immediately give notice of the violation or neglect to the district attorney of the district.
(2) The local health officer or the representative of the local health officer may conduct health and sanitation inspections of local correctional facilities on a semiannual basis. If the local health officer determines that the facility is in an insanitary condition or unfit for habitation for health reasons, the officer may notify the appropriate local governmental agency in writing of the required health and sanitation conditions or practices necessary to ensure the health and sanitation of the facility. If the local governmental agency does not comply with the required health and sanitation conditions or practices within an appropriate length of time, the local health officer may recommend the suspension of the operation of the local correctional facility to the local public health authority, as defined in ORS 431.003 (Definitions). If after a hearing the local public health authority finds that the local correctional facility is in an insanitary or unhealthful condition, it may suspend the operation of the facility until such time as the local correctional facility complies with the recommended health and sanitation conditions and practices. [Amended by 1973 c.740 §11; 2005 c.286 §1; 2015 c.736 §52]
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