ORS 278.125¹
Purchase of insurance
  • payment of premium
  • legislative approval of self-insurance plan

(1) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services is authorized to negotiate for and purchase such insurance as it deems necessary or desirable to accomplish the purposes of this chapter and ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300) to 30.300 (ORS 30.260 to 30.300 exclusive) and 278.322 (Child care facility liability insurance coverage), or such other insurance or reinsurance as may be desirable to insure the state, participating local public bodies or their officers, employees or agents against liability.

(2) The premium for such insurance shall be paid from the Insurance Fund as either an administrative expense or charged to the benefiting state agency, agencies or participating local public bodies.

(3) The department shall not implement any plan of self-insurance insuring any part of the liability of the state or its officers, employees or agents under ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300) to 30.300 (ORS 30.260 to 30.300 exclusive) until after the plan has been submitted to and approved by the Joint Ways and Means Committee of the Legislative Assembly, if the legislature is in session, or the Emergency Board. [1975 c.609 §7; 1981 c.109 §17; 1985 c.731 §15]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 278—Insurance for Public Bodies, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors278.­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.
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