2007 ORS 87.627¹
Payment after notice of lien
  • liability to provider of services
  • exception

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, when an insurer or health care service contractor receives a certified copy of a notice of lien from a person or governmental unit under ORS 87.613 (Notice of lien required), if the insurer or health care service contractor makes any payment to the individual named in the notice without paying the person or governmental unit the amount claimed by the person or governmental unit in the notice, the insurer or health care service contractor is liable to the person or governmental unit for the amount claimed in the notice of lien. For 180 days after the date of such payment, the person or governmental unit has a cause of action against the insurer or health care service contractor.

(2) If an insurer or health care service contractor pays for ambulance services according to the terms of its policy or contract in response to a claim received earlier than the certified copy of a notice of lien for those ambulance services is received under ORS 87.613 (Notice of lien required), then the insurer or health care service contractor is not liable for the amount claimed in the notice of lien and the person or governmental unit has no cause of action under ORS 87.603 (Definitions for ORS 87.603 to 87.633) to 87.633 (Foreclosure) against the insurer or health care service contractor. [1983 c.821 §7]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 87—Statutory Liens, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­087.­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.