Arizona Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB)
The Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) was legislatively established as a separate public body in 1993, effective January 2, 1994. The PSRB maintains jurisdiction over individuals who have committed a violent or dangerous criminal offense and are determined to be guilty except insane. Persons who are placed under the jurisdiction of the PSRB are committed to a secure state mental health facility.
The PSRB maintains all medical, social, and criminal history records for individuals within the Board's jurisdiction; holds hearings to determine eligibility for conditional release; and determines whether any conditions of a person's release should be continued, modified, or terminated. Under current law, if a person confined to a secure state mental health facility under the jurisdiction of the PSRB proves by clear and convincing evidence that he no longer suffers from a mental disease or defect, is not dangerous and does not have a propensity to re-offend, the PSRB must order the person's release.
At any hearing before the PSRB where it is considering the release or conditional release of a person under its jurisdiction public safety and protection are the primary concern.
- 13-502 Insanity test; burden of proof; guilty except insane
- 13-3994 Commitment; hearing; jurisdiction; definition
- 31-501 Psychiatric security review board; members; terms; compensation
- 31-502 Psychiatric Security Review Board; powers and duties; definition
Arizona Psychiatric Security Review Board
2500 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85008