(1) At the time a public safety officer is hired or utilized as a volunteer, the agency employing or utilizing the public safety officer shall provide the public safety officer with a designation of beneficiary form on which the public safety officer may elect to designate a person to receive benefits under ORS 243.956 in lieu of the standard beneficiaries identified in ORS 243.969. If the public safety officer completes the beneficiary form, the agency shall retain the beneficiary form until an initial application is filed under ORS 243.958.
(2) If no designation of beneficiary form has been completed under subsection (1) of this section, any lump sum benefits will be paid under the provisions of ORS 243.969.
(3) No later than three days after a determination that a public safety officer suffered a qualifying death or disability, the agency employing or utilizing the public safety officer shall notify the Public Safety Memorial Fund Board of the fact by sending the board the appropriate form supplied by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. If a designation of beneficiary form has been completed, the agency shall include the form with the notification to the board. [1999 c.981 §15; 2001 c.493 §4; 2003 c.295 §8; 2007 c.378 §5]
Note: See note under 243.950.
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Last modified: August 7, 2008