ORS 548.050¹
Insurance for district employees

(1) The board of directors of an irrigation district or the board of supervisors of a drainage district may enter into contracts of insurance covering district officers and employees for medical, or any other type of remedial care recognized under state law, surgical, hospital and related services and supplies, life insurance, annuities and other retirement benefits and monthly indemnity for loss of time due to accident or sickness. Contributions for premiums therefor by officers or employees shall only be on a voluntary basis. Failure to procure such insurance shall not be construed as negligence or lack of diligence on the part of the board or the members thereof.

(2) The district may agree to pay none, part or all of the premiums on contracts of insurance entered into pursuant to this section.

(3) This section is part of the Irrigation District Law, insofar as it applies to irrigation districts, and part of the Drainage District Act, as defined in ORS 547.060 (Scope of Drainage District Act), insofar as it applies to drainage districts.

(4) As used in this section the words “related services” shall include the services of a person duly licensed to practice chiropractic in the State of Oregon. [1959 c.435 §1; 1967 c.281 §1; 1995 c.42 §181]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 548—Provisions Applicable Both to Drainage Districts and to Irrigation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors548.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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.
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