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PSRB Jurisdiction

Psychiatric Security Review Board Jurisdiction

Typically, courts place individuals under Psychiatric Security Review Board jurisdiction for the maximum length to which they could have been sentenced if convicted. Board clients remain under the Board's jurisdiction as long as they have a qualifying mental disorder which makes them dangerous when the disorder is active, unless they complete their judicially-mandated time under our jurisdiction.


PSRB notifies victims and the originating county's District Attorney of all PSRB hearings. The District Attorney or the Assistant Attorney General representing the State has the right to request its own independent psychiatric examination and to present the results to the Board if they so choose. See ORS 161.341(2).
Current statutory structures do not allow PSRB to keep jurisdiction of persons without a mental illness--even if they are at risk to reoffend. The Board also cannot transfer jurisdiction to Department of Corrections (DOC) or Community Corrections because there is no current statutory authority to do so.
Since 2011, the Legislature has made improvements to the judicial system by creating a certified evaluator requirement for all GEI cases. The legislature implemented this requirement to improve the quality of forensic evaluations and to minimize the risk that a defendant is inappropriately found guilty except for insanity and placed under the PSRB. In addition, hospital staff and the PSRB executive director regularly travel to every county and region in Oregon educating attorneys, judges and law enforcement about GEI laws.