2015 ORS 419C.538¹
Conditional release

(1) When the juvenile panel of the Psychiatric Security Review Board orders a young person conditionally released under ORS 419C.532 (Hearings of juvenile panel of Psychiatric Security Review Board) (4), the juvenile panel may designate a qualified mental health or developmental disabilities treatment provider or state, county or local agency to supervise the young person on release subject to those conditions as the juvenile panel directs in the order for conditional release. Prior to the designation, the juvenile panel shall notify the qualified mental health or developmental disabilities treatment provider or agency to whom conditional release is contemplated and provide the qualified mental health or developmental disabilities treatment provider or agency an opportunity to be heard before the juvenile panel. After receiving an order entered under ORS 419C.532 (Hearings of juvenile panel of Psychiatric Security Review Board) (4), the qualified mental health or developmental disabilities treatment provider or agency designated shall assume supervision of the young person pursuant to the direction of the juvenile panel.

(2) Conditions of release contained in orders entered under ORS 419C.532 (Hearings of juvenile panel of Psychiatric Security Review Board) (4) may be modified from time to time and conditional release may be terminated by order of the juvenile panel as provided in ORS 419C.532 (Hearings of juvenile panel of Psychiatric Security Review Board) and 419C.542 (Hearings before juvenile panel of Psychiatric Security Review Board).

(3)(a) As a condition of release, the juvenile panel may require the young person to report to any state, county or local mental health or developmental disabilities facility for evaluation. Whenever medical, psychiatric or psychological treatment is recommended, the juvenile panel may order the young person, as a condition of release, to cooperate with and accept the treatment of the facility.

(b) The facility to which the young person has been referred for evaluation shall perform the evaluation and submit a written report of its findings to the juvenile panel. If the facility finds that treatment of the young person is appropriate, the facility shall include its recommendations for treatment in the report to the juvenile panel.

(c) Whenever treatment is provided by the facility, the facility shall furnish reports to the juvenile panel on a regular basis concerning the progress of the young person.

(d) The facility shall comply with any other conditions of release prescribed by order of the juvenile panel.

(4) If at any time it appears to the juvenile panel or the chairperson of the juvenile panel that a young person has violated the terms of conditional release or that the mental health of the young person has changed, the juvenile panel or the chairperson of the juvenile panel may order the young person returned to a hospital or facility designated by the Department of Human Services or the Oregon Health Authority for evaluation and treatment. A written order of the juvenile panel, or the chairperson of the juvenile panel on behalf of the juvenile panel, is sufficient warrant for any peace officer to take the young person into custody and transport the young person accordingly. A peace officer shall execute the order, and the young person shall be returned as soon as practicable to a facility designated by the department or the authority. Within 20 days following the return of the young person to the facility designated by the department or the authority, the juvenile panel shall conduct a hearing. At a hearing required by this subsection, the state has the burden of proving the young person’s lack of fitness for conditional release.

(5) The community mental health program director, the community developmental disabilities program director, the director of the facility providing treatment for the young person on conditional release, a peace officer or a person responsible for the supervision of a young person on conditional release may take a young person into custody or request that the young person be taken into custody if there is reasonable cause to believe the young person presents a substantial danger to others and that the young person is in need of immediate custody, supervision and treatment. A young person taken into custody under this subsection must immediately be transported to a hospital or facility designated by the department or the authority. Within 20 days following the return of the young person to the facility designated by the department or the authority, the juvenile panel shall conduct a hearing. At a hearing required by this subsection, the state has the burden of proving the young person’s lack of fitness for conditional release.

(6)(a) A young person conditionally released under ORS 419C.532 (Hearings of juvenile panel of Psychiatric Security Review Board) (4) may apply to the juvenile panel for discharge from or modification of an order of conditional release on the ground that the young person no longer has a mental disease or defect or, if affected by a mental disease or defect other than a serious mental condition, no longer presents a substantial danger to others and no longer requires supervision or treatment services. Within 60 days after receiving an application under this paragraph, the juvenile panel shall conduct a hearing. At a hearing required by this paragraph, the young person has the burden of proving the young person’s fitness for discharge or modification of the order of conditional release. A young person may not apply for discharge or modification of conditional release more often than once every six months.

(b) Upon application by any qualified mental health or developmental disabilities treatment provider or state, county or local agency responsible for supervision or treatment services pursuant to an order of conditional release, the juvenile panel shall conduct a hearing to determine if the conditions of release should be continued, modified or terminated. The application must be accompanied by a report setting forth the facts supporting the application. At a hearing required by this paragraph, the state has the burden of proving the young person’s lack of fitness for discharge or modification of the order of conditional release. [2005 c.843 §16; 2007 c.889 §5; 2009 c.595 §373]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419C—Juvenile Code: Delinquency, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors419C.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.