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What is PSRB

Q: What does PSRB stand for?

A: PSRB is the Psychiatric Services Review Board.  It is a volunteer board appointed by the Governor to set standards for the early release of patients under it's control.


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Q: How do people fall under the jurisdiction of PSRB?

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They commit a crime and are determined by the court to be guilty but insane.  They are then sentenced to serve their time in the Oregon State Hospital.



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Q: Who makes up the PSRB Board?

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There are five members of the PSRB Board who are appointed by the Governor.  The PSRB Board must include a psychiatrist, a psychologist, a criminal trial attorney, a parole or probation officer, and a member of the public.

 



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Q: Who is under the jurisdiction of the PSRB?

A: Any person determined to be "guilty except for insanity".


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Q: What is the role of the PSRB?

A: To decide, in consultation with doctors, the level of treatment and supervision for those under the jurisdiction of the PSRB, ranging from the state mental hospital to community placement.


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Q: How many people are under PSRB supervision?

A: As of May 2008 there are 745, including 368 in the state hospital, and 377 living in the community under conditional release from the state hospital.


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