ORS 416.580¹
Payment in satisfaction of lien

(1) After a notice of lien is filed in the manner provided in ORS 416.550 (Procedure to perfect lien) (2), any person or public body, agency or commission who makes any payment to the injured recipient, the heirs, personal representatives or assigns of the recipient, or their attorneys, under a judgment, settlement or compromise without previously having paid to the Department of Human Services the amount of its lien, shall be liable to the State of Oregon, for the use and benefit of the department for a period of 180 days after the date of such payment for the amount of such payment to the extent that the lien attached thereto under ORS 416.540 (Lien of department).

(2) Any amount paid to the department in satisfaction of its lien shall be distributed by the department to the United States Government and the Public Welfare Account, as their interests may appear.

(3) If the recipient is a minor, no payments to the department in satisfaction of its lien and, except to the extent of the fees, costs and expenses specified in ORS 416.540 (Lien of department) (2), no payments to the recipient under a judgment, settlement or compromise shall be made until a hearing has taken place and the court has issued its order under ORS 416.590 (Procedure when recipient is minor). [Formerly 411.566; 1969 c.45 §3; 2001 c.600 §8]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Prior right of Motor Vehicles Accident Fund or Adult and Family Services Division to reimburse­ment for costs of medical services provided indigent, (1980) Vol 41, p 257

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 416—Recovery of Aid and Support, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors416.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 416, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­416ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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