Appointment of examiners
- • qualifications
- • costs
The following requirements relating to the appointment of examiners for purposes of a hearing under ORS 426.095 (Commitment hearing) or 426.701 (Commitment of “extremely dangerous” person with mental illness) and 426.702 (Discharge from commitment of extremely dangerous person with mental illness) apply as described:
(1) The judge shall appoint one qualified examiner. If requested, the judge shall appoint one additional qualified examiner. A request for an additional examiner under this subsection must be made in writing and must be made by the person alleged to have a mental illness or the attorney for the person.
(2) To be qualified for purposes of this section, an examiner must:
(a) Agree to be an examiner.
(b) Be one of the following:
(A) A physician licensed by the Oregon Medical Board who is competent to practice psychiatry as provided by the Oregon Health Authority or the Psychiatric Security Review Board by rule.
(B) Certified by the authority or the Psychiatric Security Review Board as a mental health examiner qualified to make examinations for involuntary commitment proceedings.
(3) The authority or the Psychiatric Security Review Board may establish, by rule, requirements for certification as a mental health examiner for purposes of subsection (2)(b)(B) of this section.
(4) The cost of examiners under this section shall be paid as provided under ORS 426.250 (Payment of costs related to commitment proceedings). [Amended by 1973 c.838 §10; 1987 c.158 §77; 1987 c.903 §15; 2009 c.595 §390; 2013 c.715 §§5,16]
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