OAR 291-202-0030


Evaluation Process:


The Department of Corrections will screen inmates convicted of sex crimes who are eligible for release within six months on parole or post-prison supervision to determine their suitability for participation in the department’s pilot chemical treatment program in accordance with these rules.


The department may refer to a consulting practitioner for evaluation a limited number of inmates who satisfy the following criteria:


Inmate has a current or past conviction of a sex crime;


Inmate is within six months of release on parole or post-prison supervision; and


Inmate’s present incarceration is for a second conviction of a sex crime, inmate lacks intellectual capacity for impulse control, or inmate has demonstrated that he or she has excessive sex drive.


The consulting practitioner will prepare and submit to the department’s mental health administrator or designee, a report setting forth the practitioner’s evaluation and recommendation concerning the inmate’s suitability for chemical treatment upon release. The consulting practitioner’s evaluation will typically include, at a minimum, a review of the inmate’s corrections file, an interview with the inmate, the completion of a psychosocial history, and a diagnostic summary. The consulting practitioner may conclude that an inmate is not a suitable candidate for chemical treatment upon release, and provide to the department his or her report, without first completing a full evaluation of the inmate.


Inmates who are determined by the department’s mental health administrator or designee, in consultation with the consulting practitioner, to be suitable candidates for chemical treatment upon release will be informed of the effects of the chemical treatment, including any side effects that may result, and will acknowledge in writing, on a form drawn by the department, their receipt of this information.


Referral to Community Physician for Chemical Treatment:


The department will refer for chemical treatment a limited number of inmates (no more than 40 to 50 each year) who are determined by the department’s mental health administrator or designee to be suitable candidates for chemical treatment upon their release in accordance with these rules.


At the direction of the department’s mental health administrator or designee, the consulting physician will make the direct referral of inmates to a community practitioner who will begin the chemical treatment upon the inmate’s release.


Upon referral, the inmate’s assigned counselor will transmit all necessary information to the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision and the supervising county community corrections agency.


Monitoring Offender’s Compliance With Chemical Treatment: The supervising county community corrections agency will adopt and implement the following procedures to monitor the offender’s compliance with chemical treatment:


A community practitioner providing chemical treatment to an offender upon a referral under these rules will promptly notify the offender’s assigned parole officer of any failure by the offender to comply with the chemical treatment program;


The community practitioner will oversee the administration of the chemical treatment and will maintain control of the medication between doses; and


The community practitioner will test the offender’s blood at least once every three months to monitor whether the offender is complying with the chemical treatment. The community practitioner will increase the frequency of testing when relapse warning signs are present.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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