Or. Admin. R. 309-033-0330 - [Effective 4/11/2023] Discharge of Committed Persons, Who Are Placed in the Community, from Commitment Status
(1) Only director of county of placement may discharge. Only the director of the county of placement may change the commitment status of a committed person placed in a community hospital or other community facility:
(a) The director shall discharge a person from commitment when:
(A) Release from treating facility. The director believes the committed person is no longer a mentally ill person as defined in ORS 426.005, and the person is to be released from the treating facility.
(B) Transfer to voluntary status. The director believes it is in the best interests of the person to transfer a committed person to voluntary status, but the person is to remain at the treating facility.
(b) The director shall discharge a person from commitment by notifying the last committing court and the court of residence, pursuant to the provisions of ORS 426.300.
(2) Discharge required unless new assignment and placement made. The director of the county of commitment shall discharge a person from commitment when a committed person is discharged from a hospital, nonhospital or residential facility, or an outpatient treatment program where the person has been assigned and placed unless the director of the county of commitment assigns and places the person with another provider of service as provided by OAR 309-033-0290, Assignment and Placement of Persons Committed to the Division.
(3) Persons required to notify director prior to discharge. The following persons shall notify the director of the county of commitment 48 hours before discharging a person from a hospital, nonhospital or residential facility, or outpatient treatment:
(a) If the committed person is in a state hospital, the superintendent or designee shall notify the director;
(b) If the committed person is in a hospital serving as a regional acute care hospital or a private hospital, the treating physician shall notify the director;
(c) If the committed person is in a nonhospital or residential facility, the administrator of the facility shall notify the director;
(d) If the person is on trial visit, outpatient commitment or conditional release receiving outpatient treatment, and is not living in a nonhospital or residential facility, the administrator of the program where the person is receiving outpatient treatment shall notify the director.
(4) Procedures for discharge. The director shall give written notice to the committed person within thirty days after the commitment was terminated. The notice shall state the date the commitment expired or was terminated. A copy of the notice shall be kept in the person's clinical record.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 413.042 & 426.300
Stats. Implemented: ORS 426.005 - 426.395
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