2007 ORS 427.300¹
Assignment to appropriate facility
  • notice of transfer or discharge
  • appeal
  • hearing

(1) The Department of Human Services may, at its discretion, direct any court-committed mentally retarded person to the facility best able to treat and train the person. The authority of the department on such matters shall be final.

(2) At any time, for good cause and in the best interest of the mentally retarded person, the department may decide to transfer a resident from one facility to another or discharge a resident as no longer in need of residential care, treatment or training in a state training center. Fifteen days prior to department action, the department shall notify the resident and the parent, guardian or person entitled to custody of the resident by certified mail of its decision. The notice shall indicate the right of the aforementioned parties to appeal this decision to the State Training Center Review Board in writing within 10 days after receipt of notice. Within 30 days from the date the appeal is received by the department, the State Training Center Review Board shall hold a hearing at which the department and the person having filed the appeal shall present their case and shall communicate its recommendation to the Director of Human Services pursuant to ORS 427.205 (State Training Center Review Board) (4)(b); and the director shall communicate the decision of the director by certified mail to the appealing party.

(3) The department, pursuant to its rules, may delegate to a community mental health and developmental disabilities program director the responsibility for assignment of mentally retarded persons to suitable facilities or transfer between such facilities under conditions which the department may define. Any voluntary client or resident shall be released from the treating or training facility within 15 business days of the request of the client or resident for release, unless commitment procedures are initiated under ORS 427.235 (Notice to court of need for commitment). [1979 c.683 §25]

Chapter 427

Notes of Decisions

Former commit­ment pro­vi­sions of this chapter were constitu­tional. State ex rel Vandenberg v. Vandenberg, 48 Or App 609, 617 P2d 675 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Standard of proof in former version of this chapter was proof "beyond a reasonable doubt." State ex rel Vandenberg v. Vandenberg, 48 Or App 609, 617 P2d 675 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

As commit­ment pro­ceed­ing is not crim­i­nal matter, principle of double jeopardy has no applica­tion. State ex rel Vandenberg v. Vandenberg, 48 Or App 609, 617 P2d 675 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Preemp­tion of the Oregon Revised Statutes by the pro­vi­sions of the Interstate Compact, (1973) Vol 36, p 297; civil commit­ment to Mental Health Division of per­son against whom crim­i­nal charges are pending, (1980) Vol 41, p 91

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 439 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 427—Persons With Mental Retardation; Persons With Developmental Disabilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­427.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 427, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­427ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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.