Oregon Statutes - Chapter 109 - Parent and Child Rights and Relationships - Section 109.252 - Authority for blood test; effect of refusal to submit to test; payment for test.

(1) Unless the court or administrator finds good cause not to proceed in a proceeding under ORS 109.125 to 109.230 and 416.400 to 416.465, in which paternity is a relevant fact, the court or administrator, as defined in ORS 25.010, upon the courtís or administratorís own initiative or upon suggestion made by or on behalf of any person whose blood is involved may, or upon motion of any party to the action made at a time so as not to delay the proceedings unduly shall, order the mother, child, alleged father and any other named respondent who may be the father to submit to blood tests. If any person refuses to submit to such tests, the court or administrator may resolve the question of paternity against such person or enforce the courtís or administratorís order if the rights of others and the interests of justice so require.

(2) When child support enforcement services are being provided under ORS 25.080, the Child Support Program shall pay any costs for blood tests subject to recovery from the party who requested the tests. If the original test result is contested prior to the entry of an order establishing paternity, the court or administrator shall order additional testing upon request and advance payment by the party making the request. [1953 c.628 §1; 1969 c.619 §13; 1983 c.762 §7; 1985 c.671 §43; 1999 c.80 §25; 2001 c.455 §18; 2007 c.71 §28]

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