2017 ORS 416.340¹
Collection of claim against estate of deceased
  • waiver of claim

(1) With respect to any claim against the estate of a deceased person, the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority may:

(a) Secure payment of the claim in whole or in part by the acceptance of assignments, conveyances, notes, mortgages and other transfers of property or interests therein.

(b) Waive the claim to the extent that the department or the authority finds that enforcement would tend to defeat the purpose of the public assistance or medical assistance laws.

(2) To the extent that the need for aid resulted from a crime committed against the recipient, a claim for recovery of the amount of such aid defeats the purpose of the public assistance or medical assistance laws. [1963 c.114 §2; 1985 c.522 §6; 2011 c.720 §153; 2013 c.688 §86]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 416—Recovery of Aid and Child Support, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors416.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.