Oregon Persons With Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
ORS 427.306
Confinement of committed persons with intellectual disabilities in least restrictive setting; attendants required


(1)

A person, not incarcerated upon a criminal charge, who has been alleged or adjudged to have an intellectual disability and to be in need of commitment for residential care, treatment and training, may not be confined in any prison, jail or other enclosure where those charged with a crime or a violation of a municipal ordinance are incarcerated.

(2)

A person alleged or adjudged to have an intellectual disability and to be in need of commitment for residential care, treatment and training, who is not incarcerated on a criminal charge, may not be confined without an attendant in charge of the person. If the person is not confined in a hospital or a facility, the community developmental disabilities program director or sheriff having the person in custody shall select some suitable individual to act as attendant in quarters suitable for the comfortable, safe and humane confinement of the person. The person shall be detained in the least restrictive setting consistent with the person’s emotional and physical needs and the protection of others. [1979 c.683 §26; 2009 c.595 §448; 2011 c.658 §24; 2013 c.36 §12]
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