2007 ORS 445.180¹
Reassignment of rights to claimant on notice of finding person liable for care

(1) If it comes to the knowledge of a claimant who has received payment of a claim under this chapter that the patient in respect of whom the claim has been paid, or any other person chargeable by law with the care or support of the patient, has been paid, or is able to pay, the amount of the claim, the claimant shall diligently pursue such payment.

(2) A claimant who has received payment of a claim from the Department of Human Services under this chapter shall inform the department promptly and in writing if:

(a) The claimant receives any payment from or on behalf of the patient in respect of whom the claim has been paid or from any person chargeable by law with the care or support of the patient;

(b) The claimant knows or has reason to believe that the patient or any person chargeable by law with the care or support of the patient is able to pay the amount of the claim or any part thereof; or

(c) The claimant or any person on behalf of the claimant institutes an action against the patient or any person chargeable by law with the care or support of the patient to recover all or part of the amount of the claim.

(3) All moneys paid to or for the use or benefit of the claimant by or on behalf of the patient shall, after deduction of the reasonable cost of recovering them, be paid to the department for deposit in the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund. [Amended by 1985 c.279 §11]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 445—Indigent Persons Injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­445.­html (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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