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State agency moves to seal records

By Les Zaitz

The Enterprise

A state agency determined to close off records regarding dangerous individuals such as Anthony Montwheeler has quietly used a bureaucratic move to seal documents, its executive director revealed last week.

Oregon’s Psychiatric Security Review Board in February started routinely issuing orders prohibiting disclosure of certain health records it uses to oversee individuals who assert an insanity defense to often violent crimes. The board did so by an administrative action . . .

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