2011 ORS § 414.440¹
Suspension of medical assistance provided to inmates

(1) The Department of Human Services or the Oregon Health Authority shall suspend, instead of terminate, the medical assistance of a person who becomes an inmate of a local correctional facility, as defined in ORS 169.005 (Definitions for ORS 169.005 to 169.677 and 169.730 to 169.800), and who is expected to remain in the local correctional facility for no more than 12 months.

(2) Upon notification that a person described in subsection (1) of this section is no longer an inmate residing in a local correctional facility, the department or the authority shall reinstate the persons medical assistance if the person is eligible for medical assistance.

(3) This section does not extend eligibility to an otherwise ineligible person or extend medical assistance to a person if matching federal funds are not available to pay for the medical assistance. [2011 c.207 §1]

Note: 414.440 (Suspension of medical assistance provided to inmates) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 414 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Note: Section 3, chapter 207, Oregon Laws 2011, provides:

Sec. 3. The Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority shall jointly report to the Legislative Assembly no later than May 31, 2013, on the feasibility of requiring the suspension, instead of the termination, of medical assistance provided to persons who become inmates of local correctional facilities, as defined in ORS 169.005 (Definitions for ORS 169.005 to 169.677 and 169.730 to 169.800), or Department of Corrections institutions, as defined in ORS 421.005 (Definitions), who are expected to be incarcerated for more than 12 months. [2011 c.207 §3]