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Present Duties

The Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) was created in 1978 to assume jurisdiction over persons in Oregon found to be “guilty except for insanity” of a crime. The board’s jurisdiction is equal to the maximum sentence provided by statute for such a crime. In 2005, the Legislature created a juvenile panel of the PSRB to assume jurisdiction over youths who are found “responsible except for insanity” of a crime. Both panels monitor the progress of those placed under its jurisdiction and determine their appropriate placement.

Ten board members, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate to four-year terms, have authority to commit a person to a state hospital designated by the Department of Human Services or, in the case of a youth, to a secure adolescent inpatient rehabilitation program; conditionally release a person from a state hospital or secure facility to a community-based program with close supervision; discharge a person from its jurisdiction; and, when appropriate, revoke the conditional release of a person under its jurisdiction and order the person’s return to a state hospital or secure adolescent inpatient rehabilitation program.


Since 2009, in order to keep the national database updated for those prohibited from possessing a firearm, the PSRB has provided information to the Oregon State Police regarding persons who are, or have been, under PSRB’s jurisdiction.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 610 SW Alder St., Suite 420, Portland 97204
Telephone: 503-229-5596
Fax: 503-229-5085
General E-mail:
Contact: Juliet Follansbee, Interim Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Lucy Heil
Records Officer E-mail: Juliet Follansbee
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 161.327, Chapter 419C
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
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Records, Publications and General Information

State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog