OAR 859-550-0100
Use of Teleconferencing and Video Teleconferencing During Hearings

(1) The Board recognizes that in-person attendance at hearings is preferable to remote attendance, but is not always practicable. Therefore, teleconferencing and video teleconferencing may be permitted.
(2) Participation via telephone is permitted at PSRB Hearings.
(a) All participants on the phone, even if solely listening in, are expected to identify who they are or have a designated person, such as the Victim Advocate or patient family member, identify that they are participating by phone.
(b) Participants on the phone will be recorded, even if they are muted, by the recording equipment. Therefore, participants are expected to listen to the hearings in a location that will minimize any noise interference, such as television, wind/rain/weather background noise, and conversations with others. When there are multiple participants on the conference line, it is expected that there will be professional decorum.
(c) If Board staff is given prior notice by a telephonic participant with a hearing day contact phone number or e-mail, staff will call or email participants approximately fifteen (15) minutes prior to the start of the hearing.
(3) Video teleconferencing may be used by patients, witnesses or victims when the hearings recording equipment allows for its use.
(a) If the patient is appearing via video teleconference, Board staff will ensure that defense counsel has the ability to consult with the patient at any time during the hearing in a setting where the attorney-patient privilege is not compromised.
(b) All patients who reside at Oregon Department of Corrections will appear for PSRB hearings via video teleconferencing.
(c) All patients who reside at Junction City State Hospital will appear for hearings via video teleconferencing, unless there is a basis for in-person attendance that cannot be accommodated by teleconferencing and the State Hospital can arrange for transportation.
(i) Either party must request in-person attendance in writing no later than ten (10) days prior to the scheduled hearing.
(ii) Requests for in-person attendance shall contain a basis for the request and some description as to why video teleconferencing is not appropriate for the particular hearing.
(d) Patients or attorneys may request that participants appear via video teleconference when in-person participation is not feasible, such as for a patient who has difficulty traveling to the hearing location or weather conditions that make travel dangerous.
(4) Any party may request the Board order in-person attendance of a witness or patient if the written request is made at least 3 days prior to notice of the hearing. A party needs to give notice to the Board if the party wants in-person presence rather than video presence of other parties or witnesses. The request shall include the basis or reason for in-person attendance that cannot otherwise be achieved via telephone or video teleconferencing.
(5) PSRB Board members may appear by telephone or video teleconferencing when in-person attendance is not practicable.
(6) The Board will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of any participant in Board hearings.

Source: Rule 859-550-0100 — Use of Teleconferencing and Video Teleconferencing During Hearings, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=859-550-0100.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 859-550-0100’s source at or​.us