Oregon Statutes - Chapter 125 - Protective Proceedings - Section 125.165 - Qualifications and standards for visitors.

(1) A presiding judge shall by court order establish:

(a) Qualifications for persons serving as visitors for the court, in addition to those qualifications established by this section; and

(b) Standards and procedures to be used by visitors in the performance of their duties.

(2) A visitor may be an employee of the court. The visitor may not have any personal interest in the respondent or protected person, or any pecuniary or financial interest in the proceedings, if those interests could compromise or otherwise affect the decisions of the visitor. A visitor may not receive compensation for services rendered as a fiduciary for two or more protected persons at the same time who are not related to the fiduciary.

(3) A visitor must:

(a) Have the training and expertise adequate to allow the person to conduct the interviews and make the recommendations required under ORS 125.150 and 125.155, to communicate with, assess and interact with respondents and protected persons, and to perform the other duties required of a visitor; and

(b) Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the law so as to be able to inform a respondent or protected person of the nature and effect of a protective proceeding, to inform a respondent or protected person of the rights of the respondent or protected person in the protective proceeding, to answer the questions of a respondent or protected person and to inform fiduciaries concerning their powers and duties. [1999 c.775 §10; 2003 c.227 §2]

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