Actions and Suits in Particular Cases

ORS 30.642
Definitions for ORS 30.642 to 30.650

As used in ORS 30.642 (Definitions for ORS 30.642 to 30.650) to 30.650 (Award of noneconomic damages):


“Action against a public body” means a civil action, including an action brought in a small claims department, an appeal or a petition for review, that names as a defendant a public body as defined in ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300) or an officer, employee or agent of a public body. “Action against a public body” does not mean petitions for writs of habeas corpus, petitions for writs of mandamus and petitions for post-conviction relief under ORS 138.510 (Persons who may file petition for relief) to 138.680 (Short title).


“Adult in custody” means a person incarcerated or detained in a correctional facility who is accused of, convicted of or sentenced for a violation of criminal law or for the violation of the terms and conditions of pretrial release, probation, parole, post-prison supervision or a diversion program.


“Correctional facility” means a Department of Corrections institution or a jail. [1999 c.657 §1; 2011 c.262 §3; 2019 c.213 §4]


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Jun. 26, 2021