Or. Admin. R. 309-033-0300 - Transfers Between Classes of Facilities
(1) Transfers between classes of facilities. The director may transfer a committed person from one class of facility to another in the same class or in a less restrictive class as provided by ORS 426.060. However, the director shall transfer a committed person who has voluntarily agreed to placement at the facility only with the written consent of the person. The director shall transfer committed persons as provided by OAR 309-033-0400 through 309-033-0440, Standards for Transportation and Transfer of Persons in Custody or on Diversion, and OAR 309-033-0290, Assignment and Placement of Persons Committed to the Division. The director shall modify the conditions of trial visit to reflect the change of placement and shall notify the following persons of the transfer:
(a) The committed person;
(b) The court in the county where the person was committed;
(c) The court in the county where the person is to be placed;
(d) The director in the county where the person is to reside;
(e) The administrator of the facility designated to provide care or treatment; and
(f) Any other provider designated to provide care or treatment.
(2) Transfers restricted by rule. The director may transfer a committed person from a facility of one class to another facility of a same class or lower class by:
(a) Assigning the committed person to the new facility; and
(b) Modifying the person's commitment status as follows:
(A) Persons transferred to a Class 2 or Class 3 facility. When the director transfers a committed person to a Class 2 or Class 3 facility, the director shall place the person on trial visit (see OAR 309-033-0290, Assignment and Placement of Persons Committed to the Division);
(B) Transfers between Class 1 hospitals or facilities. The director shall transfer a person between Class 1 hospitals or facilities without placing the committed person on trial visit; or
(C) Transfer to any facility and discharged from commitment. When the director determines a committed person is no longer a mentally ill person, the director shall discharge the person from commitment (see OAR 309-033-0330, Discharge of Committed Persons from Commitment Status) and enroll the person in services voluntarily at the receiving facility.
(3) Transfers from a facility of one class to a facility of a more restrictive class:
(a) Involuntary transfers of committed persons. The director shall transfer a committed person, who is on trial visit, to a facility of a more restrictive class only:
(A) By order of the court after a hearing, pursuant to ORS 426.275; or
(B) Initiate involuntary procedures as provided in this paragraph and as provided by ORS 426.233 (see subparagraph (c) of this paragraph).
(b) Voluntary transfers of committed persons. The director may transfer a committed person, who is on trial visit, to a facility of a more restrictive class with the committed person's consent. However, if the committed person revokes his/her consent to the current more restrictive placement and requests to be placed at another facility of a less restrictive class, as soon as reasonably possible the director shall:
(A) Transfer the person to a facility where the person consents to receive services; or
(B) Initiate involuntary procedures as provided in this paragraph and by ORS 426.233.
(c) Emergency transfers of committed persons. As provided by ORS 426.233, the director may transfer a committed person, who is on trial visit, to a hospital or nonhospital facility approved by the Division when the director has probable cause to believe the person is dangerous to self or others or unable to provide for basic personal needs and is not receiving the care that is necessary for health and safety, and is in need of care, custody or treatment for mental illness. Upon the recommendation of the investigator, the director shall request the court to revoke the person's trial visit or recertify the person for continued commitment at a more restrictive facility as provided by ORS 426.275.
(4) Authority to retake persons. A Class 1 or Class 2 facility shall immediately notify a peace officer and the Division of any person who has left the facility without lawful authority and shall immediately request the assistance of a peace officer(s) in retaking and returning the person to a Division-approved hospital or facility. The director shall show the peace officer a copy of the order of commitment.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 413.042, 426.060, 426.223, 426.233, 426.273, 426.275 & 426.278
Stats. Implemented: ORS 426.005 - 426.395
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