2007 ORS 147.025¹
Eligibility of person not victim or dependent of deceased victim

(1) Notwithstanding that a person is not a victim or a dependent of a deceased victim under ORS 147.015 (Eligibility for compensation) (1), the person is eligible for compensation for reasonable medical expenses for the victim and for reasonable funeral expenses of the deceased victim if the person:

(a) Paid or incurred such expenses; and

(b) Files a claim in the manner provided in ORS 147.105 (Application for compensation) and the conditions in ORS 147.015 (Eligibility for compensation) (2) to (6) are met.

(2) Notwithstanding that a person is not a survivor or dependent of a deceased victim under ORS 147.015 (Eligibility for compensation) (1), the person is eligible for compensation for reasonable counseling expenses up to a maximum amount of $500 if the person:

(a) Paid or incurred such expenses;

(b) Was a friend or acquaintance of the victim;

(c) Was the first person to discover the corpse of the victim; and

(d) Files a claim in the manner provided in ORS 147.105 (Application for compensation) and the conditions in ORS 147.015 (Eligibility for compensation) (2) to (6) are met.

(3) The Department of Justice may pay directly to the provider of the services compensation for medical, funeral or counseling expenses incurred by the person. [1977 c.376 §4; 1987 c.770 §3; 2003 c.353 §1]

Notes of Decisions

"Person" has same meaning as defini­tion given to term by Criminal Code. State v. Spino, 143 Or App 619, 925 P2d 101 (1996)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Primary resource as between federally funded Aid to Dependent Children or state-funded General Assistance benefits and Crime Victims' Compensa­tion Program for pay­ment of lost earnings compensa­tion, (1987) Vol 46, p 1

Chapter 147

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Primary resource fund where per­son, as result of single incident, becomes eligible for medical benefits from funds administered by Adult and Family Service Division, Motor Vehicle Accident Fund and Crime Victims' Compensa­tion Division, (1978) Vol 39, p 323


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 147—Victims of Crime and Acts of Mass Destruction, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­147.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 147, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­147ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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.