The initial experience with the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) appears quite favorable. The PSRB was initially funded with a sunset provision including a legislative review in the 1981 legislature. A recent survey of th PSRB functioning completed by a Governor's Task Force on the Chronically Mentally Ill strongly recommended the continuation of the PSRB with some minor modifications of procedure and board composition. The legislature agreed and the PSRB will continue to function. The national significance of the Oregon experiment lies in the availability of objective data regarding the subsequent careers of people removed from the criminal justice system because of mental illness. We shall have the opportunity to do comparative studies on many aspects of the insanity defense and hope to contribute constructively to the public debate regarding proposed statutory changes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health