2015 ORS § 411.690¹
Liability of person wrongfully receiving payment of public assistance or medical assistance
- • amount of recovery
- • rules
(1) A person who accepts from the Department of Human Services or the Oregon Health Authority a payment for furnishing any need to or for the benefit of a public assistance or medical assistance recipient is liable to refund or credit the amount of the payment to the department or the authority if the person has obtained or subsequently obtains from the recipient or from any source any additional payment for furnishing the same need. However, the liability of the person is limited to the lesser of the following amounts:
(a) The amount of the payment accepted from the department or the authority; or
(b) The amount by which the aggregate sum of all payments accepted or received by the person exceeds the maximum amount payable for the need under rules adopted by the department or the authority.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a person who, after having been afforded an opportunity for a contested case hearing pursuant to ORS chapter 183, is found to have violated ORS 411.675 (Submitting wrongful claim for payment of public assistance or medical assistance) is liable to the department or the authority for treble the amount of the payment received as a result of the violation.
(3) The department and the authority may prosecute civil actions to recover moneys claimed due under this section and for costs and disbursements incurred in such actions. [1963 c.609 §11; 1977 c.669 §1; 1983 c.609 §4; 2011 c.720 §122; 2013 c.688 §57]