Oregon Statutes - Chapter 427 - Persons With Mental Retardation; Persons With Developmental Disabilities - Section 427.270 - Report of diagnostic evaluation; recommendations of examining facility; appointment of persons to conduct additional examination.

(1) The examining facility conducting the diagnostic evaluation shall make its report in writing to the court. Where components of the diagnostic evaluation have been performed within the previous year according to Department of Human Services rules and ORS 427.105, and the records of the evaluation are available to the examining facility pursuant to ORS 179.505 and department rules, the results of such evaluation may be introduced in court in lieu of repetition of those components by the examining facility. If the facility finds, and shows by its report, that the person examined is a mentally retarded person, the report shall include a recommendation as to the type of treatment or training facility best calculated to habilitate the person. The report shall also advise the court whether in the opinion of the examining facility the mentally retarded person and, if the mentally retarded person is a minor or incapacitated, the parents or legal guardian of the mentally retarded person would cooperate with voluntary treatment or training and whether the person would benefit either from voluntary treatment or training or from appointment of a legal guardian or conservator.

(2) If the allegedly mentally retarded person or the parent, legal guardian or legal counsel of the allegedly mentally retarded person requests, the judge shall appoint an additional physician or psychologist, or both, to examine the person and make separate reports in writing to the court. However, the court shall not appoint more than one additional physician and one additional psychologist to examine the person. [1979 c.683 §21]

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