ORS 408.570¹
Commitment of veterans with mental illness to United States veterans facility

When a veteran who has been adjudged under ORS 426.130 (Court determination of mental illness) to be a person with mental illness is eligible for treatment in a United States veterans facility and commitment is necessary for the proper care and treatment of such veteran, the Oregon Health Authority or community mental health program director, as provided under ORS 426.060 (Commitment to Oregon Health Authority), may, upon receipt of a certificate of eligibility from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, assign the person to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for care, custody and treatment in a United States veterans facility. Upon admission to any such facility, the veteran shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and provisions of ORS 426.060 (Commitment to Oregon Health Authority) to 426.395 (Posting of statement of rights of committed persons) and related rules and regulations of the Oregon Health Authority. The chief officer of such facility shall be vested with the same powers exercised by superintendents of state hospitals for persons with mental illness within this state with reference to the retention, transfer, trial visit or discharge of the veteran so assigned. The commitment of a veteran to a veterans facility within this state by a court of another state under a similar provision of law has the same force and effect as if the veteran was committed to a veterans facility within that other state. [Amended by 1975 c.690 §26; 1991 c.67 §100; 2007 c.70 §160; 2009 c.595 §238; 2013 c.360 §13]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 408—Miscellaneous Benefits for Veterans and Service Personnel, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors408.­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.
 
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