(1)A record shall be kept of all hearings conducted by the Board related to extremely dangerous persons with mental illness under its jurisdiction. The Board shall ensure that the record developed at the hearing shows a full and fair inquiry into the facts necessary for consideration of all issues properly before the Board.
(2)All PSRB hearings, except Panel deliberations, shall be recorded by manual and/or electronic means which can be transcribed. No other record of Panel hearings shall be made. All documents considered at hearings shall be included as exhibits and kept as part of the record. Any material to which an objection is sustained shall not be considered by the Panel. All objections, motions and rulings shall be noted on the record.
(3)Electronic recordings capable of being transcribed shall be kept by the Board for a minimum period of five years from the hearing date. Recordings shall be transcribed from the recording when an appeal is filed unless the Appeals Court authorizes submission of the hearing recording in lieu of a transcript. Once transcribed, the transcript may be substituted for the original record.
(4)Upon request by a party or a party’s attorney, the copy of the electronic recording of the proceedings may be made available at a cost of $5.00. The Board’s Executive Director may waive this fee on a case-by-case basis.
(5)Electronic recordings of a hearing, exhibits, or other documents or other information related to the civil commitment of extremely dangerous persons with mental illness are subject to applicable state and federal confidentiality protections, including but not limited to ORS 192.501 through ORS 192.505.
Rule 859-200-0045 — Records,