Oregon Statutes - Chapter 426 - Persons With Mental Illness; Sexually Dangerous Persons - Section 426.150 - Transportation to treatment facility.

(1) Upon receipt of the order of commitment, the Department of Human Services or its designee shall take the mentally ill person into its custody, and insure the safekeeping and proper care of the person until delivery is made to an assigned treatment facility or its representative. The representative of the treating facility to which the person has been assigned, accompanied by any assistants the department or its designee may deem necessary, shall proceed to the place where the person is to be delivered into custody, and upon demand shall be given custody of the mentally ill person, together with the certified record required by ORS 426.170. The representative shall issue appropriate receipts therefor and immediately proceed to transport the committed mentally ill person safely to the facility to which the person has been assigned by the department and there make delivery of the person and the record to the director or a designated employee of the facility. In taking custody of the person, the department, its designee, or the representative of the facility has all the powers provided by ORS 133.225 and 161.255 and may require the assistance of any peace officer or other person.

(2) The committing judge, upon approval of the examining physicians or other qualified persons as recommended by the department and upon request of a guardian, friend or relative of the mentally ill person, may authorize the guardian, friend or relative to transport the person to the designated facility when the committing judge determines that means of transportation would not be detrimental to the welfare of the mentally ill person or to the public. [Amended by 1963 c.325 §1; 1973 c.838 §24; 1975 c.690 §10]

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