Oregon Statutes - Chapter 426 - Persons With Mental Illness; Sexually Dangerous Persons - Section 426.075 - Notice and records of treatment prior to hearing; procedures.

This section establishes procedures that are required to be followed before the hearing if a court, under ORS 426.070, orders a hearing under ORS 426.095. The following apply as described:

(1) The court shall be fully advised of all drugs and other treatment known to have been administered to the allegedly mentally ill person that may substantially affect the ability of the person to prepare for or function effectively at the hearing. The following shall advise the court as required by this subsection:

(a) When not otherwise provided by paragraph (b) of this subsection, the community mental health and developmental disabilities program director or designee.

(b) When the person has been detained by a warrant of detention under ORS 426.070, 426.180, 426.228, 426.232 or 426.233, the treating physician.

(2) The court shall appoint examiners under ORS 426.110 sufficiently long before the hearing so that they may begin their preparation for the hearing. The records established by the Department of Human Services by rule and the investigation report shall be made available to the examiners at least 24 hours before the hearing in order that the examiners may review the medical record and have an opportunity to inquire of the medical personnel concerning the treatment of the allegedly mentally ill person relating to the detention period prior to the hearing.

(3) The medical record described in subsection (2) of this section shall be made available to counsel for the allegedly mentally ill person at least 24 hours prior to the hearing.

(4) When requested by a party to the action, the party’s attorney shall subpoena physicians who are or have been treating the allegedly mentally ill person. Any treating physician subpoenaed under this subsection shall be subpoenaed as an expert witness. [1973 c.838 §8; 1975 c.690 §3; 1979 c.408 §2; 1987 c.903 §12; 1989 c.189 §1; 1993 c.484 §15]

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