Administration of State Institutions

ORS 179.610
Definitions for ORS 179.610 to 179.770


As used in ORS 179.610 (Definitions for ORS 179.610 to 179.770) to 179.770 (Rules), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1)

“Authorized representative” means an individual or entity appointed under authority of ORS chapter 125, as guardian or conservator of a person, who has the ability to control the person’s finances, and any other individual or entity holding funds or receiving benefits or income on behalf of any person.

(2)

“Care” means all services rendered to a patient by the state institutions as described in ORS 179.321 (Responsibility to supervise state institutions) or by the Eastern Oregon Training Center. These services include, but are not limited to, such items as medical care, room, board, administrative costs and other costs not otherwise excluded by law.

(3)

“Decedent’s estate” has the meaning given “estate” in ORS 111.005 (Definitions for probate law).

(4)

“Person,” “person in a state institution” or “person at a state institution,” or any similar phrase, means an individual who is or has been at a state institution described in ORS 179.321 (Responsibility to supervise state institutions) or in the Eastern Oregon Training Center.

(5)

“Personal estate” means all income and benefits as well as all assets, including all personal and real property of a living person, and includes assets held by the person’s authorized representative and all other assets held by any other individual or entity holding funds or receiving benefits or income on behalf of any person. [Subsections (1) and (2) enacted as 1959 c.652 §1; subsection (3) enacted as 1959 c.652 §3 (2); 1969 c.597 §43; 1971 c.411 §2; 1973 c.546 §1; 1973 c.806 §1; 1977 c.384 §4; 1989 c.348 §1; 1995 c.664 §89; 2001 c.487 §1; 2003 c.14 §77; 2009 c.595 §147; 2013 c.36 §57; 2016 c.42 §19]
§§ 179.610 to 179.770

Notes of Decisions

Parents were not denied equal protection by requirement that they pay support pursuant to [former] ORS 419.513 for child placed in foster care, for foster home is not "state institution" for purposes of these sections. State ex rel Juvenile Department v. Rankin, 30 Or App 239, 566 P2d 1209 (1977)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Status of a responsible relative of a needy recipient when the responsible relative is also subject to payment of support for another relative in a state institution, (1973) Vol 36, p 608; release of patient's confidential case records, (1974) Vol 36, p 1080; authority of Department of Revenue for access to confidential medical information to apply on behalf of patient under care of Mental Health Division for medical benefits, (1974) Vol 37, p 269; Mental Health Division billing for prisoner-patients transferred from correctional institutions to state institutions for mentally ill for cost of care and treatment, (1981) Vol 41, p 365


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