ORS 750.505¹
Definitions for ORS 750.505 to 750.715

As used in ORS 750.505 (Definitions for ORS 750.505 to 750.715) to 750.715 (Rules):

(1) "Legal expense organization" or "organization" means any person or group of persons who provide or offer to provide a legal expense plan, including any person who acts as its administrator.

(2) "Legal expense plan" or "plan" means the agreement between an organization and a person or a group of persons whereby legal services are to be provided to the person or group of persons as members, or whereby the persons as members are to be reimbursed for charges incurred for legal services, in consideration of a specified payment.

(3) "Member" means a person who is eligible to receive legal services under a legal expense plan.

(4) "Membership agreement" means the written evidence of coverage of a member under a plan between an organization and members.

(5) "Provider agreement" means a written contract or agreement between an organization and a providing attorney for the rendering of legal services to a member or group of persons.

(6) "Providing attorney" means any attorney licensed and in good standing in this state who provides legal services pursuant to the membership agreement.

(7) "Sales or marketing representative" means any person who markets or solicits members for or on behalf of a plan. [1989 c.331 §2]

Notes of Decisions

Attorney referral service plan guaranteeing plan members moderate amount of free legal services in return for pay­ment of plan membership fee qualifies as legal expense plan. Legalclub.com, Inc. v. Depart­ment of Consumer and Business Services, 182 Or App 494, 50 P3d 1196 (2002)

Chapter 750

Notes of Decisions

These sec­tions, covering health care contractors, made applicable to defendant, nonprofit provider of health care services, regula­tion by state law, as re­quired by McCarran-Ferguson Act, 15 U.S.C. 1011 et seq. Klamath Lake Pharm. Assn. v. Klamath Medical Service Bureau, 507 F Supp 980 (1981)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 750—Health Care Service Contractors; Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements; Legal Expense Organizations, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors750.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 750, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­750ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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