(1) In determining whether sterilization is in the best interest of the respondent, the court shall hear evidence including, but not limited to, medical, psychological and social evidence as to whether such sterilization is in the best interest of the individual as defined in ORS 436.205 (1).
(2) The respondent or counsel shall have the right to present evidence and to cross-examine witnesses who testify at the hearing. Witnesses or other persons necessary for the conduct of the hearing may be subpoenaed.
(3) The court shall give its consent to sterilization only if it finds by clear and convincing evidence that sterilization is in the best interest of the respondent. The court shall furnish findings to support its conclusion. [1983 c.460 §13]Section: Previous 436.150 436.205 436.215 436.225 436.235 436.245 436.255 436.265 436.275 436.285 436.295 436.305 436.315 436.325 436.335 Next
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