2017 ORS 427.306¹
Confinement of committed persons with intellectual disabilities in least restrictive setting
  • attendants required

(1) A person, not incarcerated upon a criminal charge, who has been alleged or adjudged to have an intellectual disability and to be in need of commitment for residential care, treatment and training, may not be confined in any prison, jail or other enclosure where those charged with a crime or a violation of a municipal ordinance are incarcerated.

(2) A person alleged or adjudged to have an intellectual disability and to be in need of commitment for residential care, treatment and training, who is not incarcerated on a criminal charge, may not be confined without an attendant in charge of the person. If the person is not confined in a hospital or a facility, the community developmental disabilities program director or sheriff having the person in custody shall select some suitable individual to act as attendant in quarters suitable for the comfortable, safe and humane confinement of the person. The person shall be detained in the least restrictive setting consistent with the person’s emotional and physical needs and the protection of others. [1979 c.683 §26; 2009 c.595 §448; 2011 c.658 §24; 2013 c.36 §12]

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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 Intellectual or Developmental Disabilitie, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors427.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 427, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano427.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.