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December 5, 2023

What types of orders are there? How long do they last?

There are two types of extreme risk protection orders: ex parte extreme risk protection orders and final extreme risk protection orders.

Ex parte extreme risk protection orders: An ex parte extreme risk protection order can be issued on the day that the petition is filed. “Ex parte” means that the respondent does not have notice of the case beforehand and is not present for the hearing.1

Final extreme risk protection orders: The judge can issue a final extreme risk protection order only after the respondent is served with notice of the case, a copy of the ex parte order, and has an opportunity to request and participate in a hearing. When the respondent is served with the ex parte order, s/he must request a hearing within 30 days if s/he does not want the order in place. If the respondent requests a hearing, the hearing must take place within 21 days of the request. If the respondent does not request a hearing, the ex parte order becomes effective for a period of one year from the date the order was issued.2

1 O.R.S. § 166.527(6)
2 O.R.S. § 166.527(9), (10)