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With specific regard to polygraph work, written and oral exchanges are regarded as confidential when work is undertaken at the request of the examinee or his or her attorney. Work that is undertaken as the agent of an attorney is protected by attorney-client privilege. In that circumstance, testimony can not be compelled in court. Work that is undertaken for a non-attorney does not benefit from that privilege, and polygraph examiners do not have any comparable privilege to cite in court.
Polygraph case files are maintained for several years, as dictated by Oregon State law. File material from examinations done for attorneys is not available to anyone without the consent of the attorney who requested the examination. If a non-attorney has requested an examination, the examinee becomes the consenting party for the release of file material.
Without consent or court order, we do not divulge or confirm: 1) the identity of anyone who has taken a polygraph examination; 2) any discussion that occurred during that examination; or 3) the examination results. When an examinee is represented by an attorney, all pertinent information will be available to that attorney without further consent.
Examinations done at the request of the court, a probation or parole officer, or a therapist acting pursuant to court-mandated sex offender treatment, are not subject to the confidentiality described above. Any statements or admissions made during the examination may be provided to the person or agency requesting the examination. Examination results will also be provided. Examination results and testimony may be presented at a court hearing for revocation of probation or parole, without consent of the examinee.
All examinees will be asked to sign a consent form before beginning an examination, confirming that the examination is voluntary and may be terminated at any time.
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