If any person owes a debt to this state or a state agency, and the debt has been fixed by final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction or is no longer subject to judicial review, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Human Services or the Oregon Health Authority shall deduct the amount of the debt from any award made to that person under ORS 179.210 (Claim for injury or damage).
The agencies shall request the State Treasurer to transfer to the appropriate fund or account to which the debt is owed, an amount equal to the amount deducted from the award under subsection (1) of this section, for use during that biennium in accordance with law by the state agency administering the fund or account to which the debt is owed. The State Treasurer shall evidence the transfer by proper bookkeeping entries. If the Department of Corrections, the Department of Human Services, the Oregon Health Authority or the State Treasurer cannot determine the appropriate fund or account, the amount shall be transferred to the General Fund for general governmental purposes.
Any debt owed by a person to this state or a state agency is satisfied, upon the completion of a transfer made pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, to the extent of the amount so transferred. [1965 c.476 §6; 1987 c.320 §117; 1995 c.452 §3; 2001 c.900 §34; 2009 c.595 §129]