Persons With Mental Illness

ORS 426.330
Presentation and payment of claims


The special funds authorized for the use of the superintendent of the Oregon State Hospital to better enable the superintendent promptly to meet the advances and expenses necessary in the matter of transferring patients to the Oregon State Hospital are continued in existence. The superintendent shall present the superintendent’s claims monthly, with vouchers that show the expenditures from the special funds during the preceding month, to the Oregon Health Authority for the transfer of patients to the Oregon State Hospital.


Against the funds appropriated to cover the cost of transporting patients, the State Treasurer shall pay the claims of the superintendent that have been approved by the Oregon Health Authority. [Amended by 1975 c.614 §14; 1985 c.565 §67; 2007 c.14 §2; 2007 c.70 §206; 2009 c.595 §421; 2011 c.9 §59; 2013 c.36 §68; 2015 c.318 §15]
§§ 426.005 to 426.395

Notes of Decisions

The doctor-patient privilege applies under these sections. State v. O'Neill, 274 Or 59, 545 P2d 97 (1976)

Prior to commitment there must be evidence proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the individual is mentally ill as defined. State v. O'Neill, 274 Or 59, 545 P2d 97 (1976)

The Oregon commitment statutes are not unconstitutional on the grounds of vagueness or as an invasion of privacy as protected by the Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. State v. O'Neill, 274 Or 59, 545 P2d 97 (1976)

Oregon Constitution did not require jury in mental commitment hearings. State v. Mills, 36 Or App 727, 585 P2d 1143 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

Alleged mentally ill person does not have right to remain silent in civil commitment proceeding. State v. Matthews, 46 Or App 757, 613 P2d 88 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Citations

9 WLJ 63-85 (1973)

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Notes of Decisions

The entire statutory scheme of involuntary commitment provides adequate procedural safeguards which satisfies the requirements of due process and equal protection. Dietrich v. Brooks, 27 Or App 821, 558 P2d 357 (1976), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County of residence paying mental commitment costs, (1979) Vol 40, p 147; civil commitment to Mental Health Division of person against whom criminal charges are pending, (1980) Vol 41, p 91

Law Review Citations

16 WLR 448 (1979)


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