Oregon Statutes - Chapter 426 - Persons With Mental Illness; Sexually Dangerous Persons - Section 426.250 - Payment of costs related to commitment proceedings.

The following is a nonexclusive list of responsibilities for payment of various costs related to commitment proceedings under this chapter and ORS 430.397 to 430.401 as described:

(1) Any physician or qualified person recommended by the Department of Human Services who is employed under ORS 426.110 to make an examination as to the mental condition of a person alleged to be mentally ill shall be allowed a fee as the court in its discretion determines reasonable for the examination.

(2) Witnesses subpoenaed to give testimony shall receive the same fees as are paid in criminal cases, and are subject to compulsory attendance in the same manner as provided in ORS 136.567 to 136.603. The attendance of out-of-state witnesses may be secured in the same manner as provided in ORS 136.623 to 136.637. The party who subpoenas the witness or requests the court to subpoena the witness is responsible for payment of the cost of the subpoena and payment for the attendance of the witness at a hearing. When the witness has been subpoenaed on behalf of an allegedly mentally ill person who is represented by appointed counsel, the fees and costs allowed for that witness shall be paid pursuant to ORS 135.055. If the costs of witnesses subpoenaed by the allegedly mentally ill person are paid as provided under this subsection, the procedure for subpoenaing witnesses shall comply with ORS 136.570.

(3) If a person with a right to a counsel under ORS 426.100 is determined to be financially eligible for appointed counsel at state expense, the public defense services executive director shall determine and pay, as provided in ORS 135.055, the reasonable expenses related to the representation of the person and compensation for legal counsel. The expenses and compensation so allowed shall be paid by the public defense services executive director from funds available for the purpose.

(4) The department shall pay the costs of expenses incurred under ORS 426.100 by the Attorney Generalís office. Any costs for district attorneys or other counsel appointed to assume responsibility for presenting the stateís case shall be paid by the county where the commitment hearing is held, subject to reimbursement under ORS 426.310.

(5) All costs incurred in connection with a proceeding under ORS 426.200, including the costs of transportation, commitment and delivery of the person, shall be paid by the county of which the person is a resident; or, if the person is not a resident of this state, then by the county from which the emergency admission was made.

(6) All costs incurred in connection with a proceeding under ORS 426.180 for the commitment of a person from a reservation for land-based tribes of Native Americans, including the cost of transportation, commitment and delivery of the person, shall be paid by the ruling body of the reservation of which the person is a resident. [Amended by 1965 c.420 §2; 1975 c.690 §17; 1977 c.764 §6; 1987 c.606 §9; 1987 c.903 §§26,26a; 2001 c.962 §59]

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