Administration of State Institutions

ORS 179.490
Authorization and payment of cost of emergency and necessary operations

In the case of a necessary or emergency operation requiring the services of a specialist, and where the relatives or guardians, in the judgment of the Department of Corrections or the Oregon Health Authority, are unable to pay a part or the whole cost of the operation, the agencies may have the operation performed, the cost of the operation to be payable from the funds of the institution concerned. [Amended by 1987 c.320 §132; 2001 c.900 §43; 2009 c.595 §143; 2013 c.36 §53; 2015 c.27 §17]

Notes of Decisions

Where hospital brought action to recover cost of medical care provided alleged parole violator transported from county jail where he was confined pursuant to parole detainer, this section did not provide authority to impose liability against Corrections Division. Salem Hospital v. Marion County, 307 Or 213, 766 P2d 376 (1988)

Attorney General Opinions

Responsibility for payment of medical bills incurred by persons on temporary leave or work release status, (1983) Vol 43, p 192


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