ORS 180.555¹
  • effect of certification
  • admissibility

(1) An agency need not review any consumer contract:

(a) For which a federal or state statute, rule or regulation prescribes standards of readability applicable to the entire contract.

(b) For which particular words, phrases, provisions or forms of agreement are specifically required, recommended or indorsed by a state or federal statute, rule or regulation.

(2) Certification of a consumer contract under ORS 180.545 (Plain language standards) is not an approval of the contract’s legality or legal effect. The fact that a consumer contract has been certified or not shall not be admissible in any action to interpret or enforce the contract or any term of contract. [1985 c.587 §4]

Note: See note under 180.540 (Review of consumer contracts for conformity with plain language standards).

Chapter 180

Notes of Decisions

State Accident Insurance Fund Corpora­tion is subject to the pro­vi­sions of this chapter relating to legal representa­tion. Frohnmayer v. SAIF, 61 Or App 147, 655 P2d 1098 (1982), aff'd 294 Or 570, 660 P2d 1061 (1983)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Legal business of Oregon Medical Insurance Pool is not part of state's legal affairs and Attorney General may not provide advice or legal assistance to pool or its board of directors except at request of state of­fi­cer or agency, (1989) Vol 46, p 155

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 180—Attorney General; Department of Justice, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­180.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 180, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­180ano.­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.
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