General Provisions

ORS 161.326
Notice to victim


If the trial court or the Psychiatric Security Review Board determines that a victim desires notification as described in ORS 161.325 (Finding of guilty except for insanity) (2), the board shall make a reasonable effort to notify the victim of hearings and orders, conditional release, discharge or escape. Nothing in this subsection authorizes the board to disseminate information that is otherwise privileged by law.


When the board conducts a hearing involving a person found guilty except for insanity of a crime for which there is a victim, the board shall afford the victim an opportunity to be heard, either orally or in writing, at the hearing.


(a) If the board fails to make a reasonable effort to notify the victim of a hearing under subsection (1) of this section or fails to afford the victim an opportunity to be heard at the hearing under subsection (2) of this section, the victim may request that the board reconsider the order of the board.


If the board determines that the board failed to make a reasonable effort to notify the victim or failed to afford the victim an opportunity to be heard, except as provided in paragraph (c) of this subsection, the board shall grant the request for reconsideration. Upon reconsideration, the board shall consider the statement of the victim and may consider any other information that was not available to the board at the previous hearing.


The board may not grant a request for reconsideration that is made:


After the person has been discharged from the jurisdiction of the board;


After the board has held a subsequent hearing involving the person; or


If the board failed to make a reasonable effort to notify the victim of a hearing, more than 30 days after the victim knew or reasonably should have known of the hearing. [1981 c.711 §9; 2010 c.89 §6; 2011 c.708 §6; 2017 c.442 §7]
Note: 161.326 (Notice to victim) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of 161.290 (Incapacity due to immaturity) to 161.373 (Records for fitness to proceed examination) or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
§§ 161.325 to 161.351

Notes of Decisions

Under former version of these sections, Psychiatric Security Review Board could, at initial dispositional hearing, order only commitment to mental hospital or conditional release, so it had no authority to make independent redetermination of dangerousness of defendant or to order her discharged on basis of such redetermination. Adams v. Psychiatric Security Review Bd., 290 Or 273, 621 P2d 572 (1980)

Law Review Citations

18 WLR 23 (1982)

§§ 161.290 to 161.370

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 428 (1972); 52 OLR 285-295 (1973)

Chapter 161

Notes of Decisions

A juvenile court adjudication of whether or not a child committed acts which would be a criminal violation if committed by an adult must necessarily include an adjudication of all affirmative defenses that would be available to an adult being tried for the same criminal violation. State ex rel Juvenile Dept. v. L.J., 26 Or App 461, 552 P2d 1322 (1976)

Law Review Citations

2 EL 237 (1971); 51 OLR 427-637 (1972)

Chapter 161

Criminal Code


Notes of Decisions

Legislature's adoption of 1971 Criminal Code did not abolish doctrine of transferred intent. State v. Wesley, 254 Or App 697, 295 P3d 1147 (2013), Sup Ct review denied


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