2015 ORS 25.321¹
Definitions for ORS 25.321 to 25.343

As used in ORS 25.321 (Definitions for ORS 25.321 to 25.343) to 25.343 (Authorization for reimbursement payments):

(1) "Cash medical support" means an amount that a parent is ordered to pay to defray the cost of health care coverage provided for a child by the other parent or a public body, or to defray uninsured medical expenses of the child.

(2) "Child support order" means a judgment or administrative order that creates child support rights and that is entered or issued under ORS 416.400 (Definitions for ORS 416.400 to 416.465) to 416.465 (Relief from compliance with order), 419B.400 (Authority to order support) or 419C.590 (Authority of court to order support) or this chapter or ORS chapter 107, 108, 109 or 110.

(3) "Employee health benefit plan" means a health benefit plan that is available to a providing party by reason of the providing party’s employment.

(4) "Enforcing agency" means the administrator.

(5) "Health benefit plan" means any policy or contract of insurance, indemnity, subscription or membership issued by an insurer, including health care coverage provided by a public body, and any self-insured employee benefit plan that provides coverage for medical expenses.

(6) "Health care coverage" means providing and paying for the medical needs of a child through a policy or contract of insurance, indemnity, subscription or membership issued by an insurer, including medical assistance provided by a public body, and any self-insured employee benefit plan that provides coverage for medical expenses.

(7) "Medical support" means cash medical support and health care coverage.

(8) "Medical support clause" means a provision in a child support order that requires one or both of the parents to provide medical support for the child.

(9) "Medical support notice" means a notice in the form prescribed under ORS 25.325 (Enforcing medical support) (5).

(10) "Plan administrator" means:

(a) The employer, union or other provider that offers a health benefit plan; or

(b) The person to whom, under a written agreement of the parties, the duty of plan administrator is delegated by the employer, union or other provider that offers a health benefit plan.

(11) "Private health care coverage" means all health care coverage other than medical assistance provided by a public body.

(12) "Providing party" means a party to a child support order who has been ordered by the court or the enforcing agency to provide medical support.

(13) "Public body" has the meaning given that term in ORS 174.109 ("Public body" defined). [2003 c.637 §2; 2007 c.878 §5; 2009 c.351 §1; 2011 c.318 §13]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 25—Support Enforcement, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors025.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.