Child Welfare Services

ORS 418.032
Department subrogated to right of support for certain children in department custody

  • child support agreements for children with disabilities


Whenever the Department of Human Services has accepted custody of a child under the provisions of ORS 418.015 (Custody and care of needy children by department) and is required to provide financial assistance for the care and support of the child, the state shall, by operation of law, be assignee of and subrogated to any right to support from any other person including any sums that may have accrued, up to the amount of assistance provided by the department. If the right to support is contained in a judgment or order that requires a single gross monthly payment for the support of two or more children, the assignment and right of subrogation shall be of such child’s proportionate share of the gross amount. The assignment shall be as provided in ORS 412.024 (Assignment of support rights).


The department shall attempt to enter into agreements with any person who voluntarily gives custody of a child with a mental or physical disability to the department. Any agreement entered into shall set out the timely and nonadversarial settlement of child support obligations that the person may have with respect to the child. [1979 c.343 §4; 1995 c.502 §1; 1999 c.80 §75; 2003 c.73 §65; 2003 c.576 §445; 2007 c.70 §197]
Chapter 418

Notes of Decisions

Where plaintiffs brought action under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging violation of federal civil rights after defendant Children's Services Division employees removed plaintiffs' child from home following reports of abuse, CSD workers entitled to absolute immunity in investigation, taking child into custody and keeping plaintiffs from visiting child. Tennyson v. Children's Services Division, 308 Or 80, 775 P2d 1365 (1989)


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