Procedure to perfect lien
(1) Upon receiving notice under ORS 416.530 (Notice of claim to department or prepaid managed care health services organization), to perfect its lien the Department of Human Services shall:
(a) File a notice of lien, substantially in the form prescribed in ORS 416.560 (Form of notice of lien), with the recording officer of the county in which the person against whom claim is made or action is brought resides. If the claim or action is against a corporation, the notice of lien shall be filed with the recording officer of the county within the state in which such corporation has its principal place of business. If the claim or action is against a public body, agency or commission, the notice of lien shall be filed with the recording officer of the county in which the public body, agency or commission has its main offices; and
(b) Prior to the date of satisfaction of the judgment or payment under the settlement or compromise, send a certified copy of the notice of lien by registered mail or by certified mail with return receipt to each person or public body, agency or commission against whom claim is made or action is brought by the recipient.
(2) Upon the filing of a notice of lien by the department, the recording officer shall enter the name of the injured person, the approximate date of the injury and the name of the department as lienor in the hospital lien docket provided for in ORS 87.575 (Hospital and physician lien docket) and shall make an index thereto in the names of the injured persons and the department. [Formerly 411.560; 1991 c.249 §33; 2001 c.600 §5]
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