2017 ORS 703.010¹

As used in ORS 703.010 (Definitions) to 703.310 (Polygraph equipment requirements), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Board” means the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training.

(2) “Department” means the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

(3) “Director” means the director of the department.

(4) “Internship” means the study by a trainee of polygraph examinations and of the administration of polygraph examinations under the personal supervision and control of a polygraph examiner in accordance with the course of study prescribed by the board at the commencement of such study.

(5) “Person” means any individual, firm, association, partnership or corporation.

(6) “Polygraph examiner” means a person who purports to be able to detect deception or verify the truth of statements through the use of instrumentation or of a mechanical device that records visually, permanently and simultaneously the cardiovascular pattern, the respiratory pattern and the galvanic skin response of the individual being examined.

(7) “Trainee” means a person licensed under ORS 703.010 (Definitions) to 703.310 (Polygraph equipment requirements) to engage in an internship. [1975 c.608 §3; 1997 c.853 §45; 2003 c.777 §2]

Notes of Decisions

In prison disciplinary hearing, introduc­tion of actual ques­tions asked prisoner during polygraph examina­tion, re­gard­ing his involve­ment in alleged assault, constituted sufficient founda­tion for admission of record of polygraph test and conclusions of general polygraph examiner, notwithstanding that prisoner’s verbal answers were not recorded or introduced. Preston v. OSP, 35 Or App 799, 583 P2d 9 (1978)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 703—Truth Verification and Deception Detection; Investigators, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors703.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 703, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano703.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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