2017 ORS 278.215¹
Uninsured motorist coverage requirements

(1) Any insurance or self-insurance provided by moneys from the Insurance Fund for or on account of the operation of motor vehicles within the state’s or public body’s control, shall provide the uninsured motorist coverage required under ORS 742.500 (Definitions for ORS 742.500 to 742.506) to 742.504 (Required provisions of uninsured motorist coverage) and, except as specified in ORS 278.205 (Certificates of insurance), may provide the personal injury protection benefits required under ORS 742.518 (Definitions for ORS 742.518 to 742.542) to 742.542 (Effect of personal injury protection benefits paid).

(2) Any local public body, as defined in ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300), which establishes a self-insurance program under ORS 30.282 (Local public body insurance) for or on account of the operation of motor vehicles within the local public body’s control, shall provide the uninsured motorist coverage required under ORS 742.500 (Definitions for ORS 742.500 to 742.506) to 742.504 (Required provisions of uninsured motorist coverage) and may provide the personal injury protection benefits required under ORS 742.518 (Definitions for ORS 742.518 to 742.542) to 742.542 (Effect of personal injury protection benefits paid).

(3) The uninsured motorist coverage provided under this section shall be excess over any other collateral benefits to which an injured person is entitled, including, but not limited to, other uninsured motorist coverage, insurance benefits, governmental benefits or gratuitous benefits. [1979 c.842 §4; 1981 c.490 §3; 1985 c.731 §19; 2005 c.175 §4]

Notes of Decisions

Govern­ment employee receiving workers’ compensa­tion benefits for injuries from motor vehicle accident is not barred by ORS 656.018 (Effect of providing coverage) from also collecting benefits under uninsured motorist coverage provided by employer. City of Salem v. Salisbury, 168 Or App 14, 5 P3d 1131 (2000), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 278—Insurance for Public Bodies, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors278.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 278, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano278.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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