ORS 25.321¹
Definitions for ORS 25.321 to 25.343

As used in ORS 25.321 (Definitions for ORS 25.321 to 25.343) to 25.343 (Authorization for reimbursement payments):

(1) "Accessible" means that, unless otherwise provided in a support order:

(a) A health benefit plan does not have service area limitations or the health benefit plan provides an option not subject to service area limitations;

(b) A health benefit plan has service area limitations and the child lives within 30 miles or 30 minutes of a primary care provider under the plan; or

(c) A health benefit plan is accessible as defined in rules of the Department of Justice.

(2) "Enforcing agency" means the administrator.

(3) "Enroll" means to be eligible for and covered by a health benefit plan.

(4) "Health benefit plan" means any policy or contract of insurance, indemnity, subscription or membership issued by an insurer, including health care coverage provided by a public entity, and any self-insured employee benefit plan that provides coverage for medical expenses.

(5)(a) "Health care coverage" means providing and paying for the medical needs of a child through a health benefit plan.

(b) "Health care coverage" does not include and is a separate obligation from any monetary amount of child support or spousal support ordered to be paid.

(6) "Medical support" means an amount ordered to be paid toward the cost of:

(a) Health care coverage, including premiums, provided by a public entity or by another parent through employment or otherwise; and

(b) Copayments, deductibles and other medical expenses not covered by a health benefit plan.

(7) "Medical support notice" means a notice as prescribed under 42 U.S.C. 666(a)(19) or a substantially similar notice that is issued and forwarded by the enforcing agency to enforce health care coverage provisions of a support order.

(8) "Plan administrator" means:

(a) The employer, union or other provider that offers a health benefit plan; or

(b) The person to whom, under a written agreement of the parties, the duty of plan administrator is delegated by the employer, union or other provider that offers a health benefit plan.

(9) "Primary care provider" means a physician who provides primary care and is a family or general practitioner, pediatrician, internist, obstetrician, or gynecologist.

(10) "Providing party" means a party to a child support order who has been ordered by the court or the enforcing agency to provide health care coverage for a child or to provide such coverage when it becomes available to the party.

(11) "Satisfactory health care coverage" means coverage provided under a health benefit plan that, at a minimum, includes medical and hospital coverage, provides for preventive, emergency, acute and chronic care and imposes reasonable deductibles and copayments. [2003 c.637 §2; 2007 c.878 §5]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 25—Support Enforcement, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors25.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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