ORS 179.490¹
Authorization and payment of cost of emergency and necessary operations

In the case of a necessary or emergency operation requiring the services of a specialist, and where the relatives or guardians, in the judgment of the Department of Corrections or the Oregon Health Authority, are unable to pay a part or the whole cost of the operation, the agencies may have the operation performed, the cost of the operation to be payable from the funds of the institution concerned. [Amended by 1987 c.320 §132; 2001 c.900 §43; 2009 c.595 §143; 2013 c.36 §53; 2015 c.27 §17]

Notes of Decisions

Where hospital brought ac­tion to recover cost of medical care provided alleged parole violator transported from county jail where he was confined pursuant to parole detainer, this sec­tion did not provide authority to impose liability against Correc­tions Division. Salem Hospital v. Marion County, 307 Or 213, 766 P2d 376 (1988)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Responsibility for pay­ment of medical bills incurred by per­sons on temporary leave or work release status, (1983) Vol 43, p 192

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 179—Administration of State Institutions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors179.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 179, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano179.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information