On May 30, 2007, an Oregon Court of Appeals issued State v.L.P., which held that a very high standard of "extraordinary persuasiveness" must be met that makes it "highly probable" that the necessary likelihood of danger exists.
On February 16, 2005, in In re: Pike, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed a civil commitment because it found the state had not shown it was "highly probable" that Mr. Pike "would not survive in the near future as a result of his mental disorder" as the statute required. The Court did not allow it to just be assumed Mr. Pike's mode of living was caused by (a result of) his mental disorder.
The Patient Right's and Advocacy Commission assists people confined at the Oregon psychiatric facilities
Mental Health Law in Oregon: A Guide for Consumers and Families. Updated August 2001
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