Discharge of committed persons
- • application for assistance on behalf of committed person
(1) The Oregon Health Authority shall, by filing a written certificate with the last committing court and the court of residence, discharge an individual from court commitment, except one held upon an order of a court or judge having criminal jurisdiction in an action or proceeding arising out of criminal offense, if the authority finds that the individual is no longer a person with mental illness or that the transfer of the individual to a voluntary status is in the individual’s best interest.
(2) The authority may sign applications for public assistance, as defined in ORS 411.010 (Definitions), medical assistance, as defined in ORS 414.025 (Definitions for ORS chapters 411, 413 and 414), or any other state or federal benefits on behalf of those individuals who may be eligible for public assistance, medical assistance or any other state or federal benefits upon discharge. [Amended by 1963 c.325 §4; 1967 c.549 §8; 1973 c.838 §22; 1997 c.249 §137; 2009 c.595 §417; 2013 c.360 §53; 2013 c.688 §90; 2017 c.65 §1]
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