Oregon Statutes - Chapter 169 - Local and Regional Correctional Facilities; Prisoners; Juvenile Facilities - Section 169.150 - Payment of expenses of keeping prisoners; health care fees.

(1) The charges and expenses for safekeeping and maintaining all persons duly committed to the local correctional facility of the county for trial, sentenced to imprisonment in the county local correctional facility, or committed for the nonpayment of any fine or for any contempt, shall, unless otherwise provided by law, be paid out of the treasury of the county. The account of the keeper shall be first allowed by the county court or board of county commissioners of the county from which the prisoner was committed.

(2) A city or, notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section or any other provision of law, the county may charge persons committed to the local correctional facility of the county or city a reasonable health care fee for any health care services, medications and equipment provided to the person while committed if the county or city:

(a) Provides necessary medical care regardless of the personís ability to pay;

(b) Provides equal treatment to all persons committed to the local correctional facility regardless of a personís ability to pay;

(c) Establishes a system that notifies the person of the fees and what services are covered; and

(d) Establishes a grievance system that allows a person to challenge the deduction of a fee from the personís account. [Amended by 1973 c.740 §16; 1995 c.523 §1; 1999 c.801 §1]

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