Oregon Statutes - Chapter 426 - Persons With Mental Illness; Sexually Dangerous Persons - Section 426.110 - Appointment of examiners; qualifications; costs.

The following requirements relating to the appointment of examiners for purposes of a hearing under ORS 426.095 apply as described:

(1) The judge shall appoint one qualified examiner. If requested, the judge shall appoint one additional qualified examiner. A request for an additional examiner under this subsection must be made in writing and must be made by the allegedly mentally ill person or the attorney for the allegedly mentally ill person.

(2) To be qualified for purposes of this section, an examiner must meet all of the following qualifications:

(a) The person must agree to be an examiner.

(b) The person must be one of the following:

(A) A physician licensed by the Oregon Medical Board who is competent to practice psychiatry as provided by the Department of Human Services by rule.

(B) Certified as a mental health examiner qualified to make examinations for involuntary commitment proceedings by the department. The department has authority to establish, by rule, requirements for certification as a mental health examiner for purposes of this subparagraph.

(3) The cost of examiners under this section shall be paid as provided under ORS 426.250. [Amended by 1973 c.838 §10; 1987 c.158 §77; 1987 c.903 §15]

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