2011 ORS § 180.750¹
(1) Claim means a request or demand made to a public agency, including a request or demand made pursuant to a contract, that seeks moneys, property, services or benefits that will be provided in whole or in part by a public body, whether directly or through reimbursement of another public agency that provides the moneys, property, services or benefits.
(2) False claim means a claim that:
(a) Contains, or is based on, false or fraudulent information;
(b) Contains any statement or representation that is untrue in whole or part; or
(c) Omits information that could have a material effect on the value, validity or authenticity of the claim.
(3) Public agency means:
(a) A public body;
(b) The United States or a federal agency;
(c) A person who contracts with a public body; or
(d) A person other than an individual who receives a grant from a public body.
(4) Public body has the meaning given that term in ORS 174.109 (Public body defined). [2009 c.292 §1]
Note: 180.750 (Definitions) to 180.785 (Remedy not exclusive) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 180 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.