2007 ORS 445.185¹
When deduction may be made from payments on claim

When a claimant fails to pursue payment as required by ORS 445.180 (Reassignment of rights to claimant on notice of finding person liable for care) or to pay to the Department of Human Services the amount required by ORS 445.180 (Reassignment of rights to claimant on notice of finding person liable for care) to be paid, the department shall, after 60 days, deduct the amount paid by it on the claim from any subsequent payment made to the claimant unless it is made to appear to the satisfaction of the department that:

(1) Upon due and diligent search and inquiry neither the patient nor any person chargeable by law with the care or support of the patient can be found;

(2) An action against the patient or a person chargeable by law with the care or support of the patient has been instituted and is pending; or

(3) An action has been prosecuted to final judgment, all legal remedies for satisfaction of the judgment have been exhausted and the judgment has not been collected. [1985 c.279 §13]

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.
 
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.