Oregon Statutes - Chapter 25 - Support Enforcement - Section 25.727 - Garnishing income of person required to provide health insurance for child eligible under Medicaid.

(1) The Department of Justice, or its designee, may garnish the wages, salary or other employment income of, and withhold amounts from state tax refunds to, any person who:

(a) Is required by court or administrative order to provide coverage of the cost of health services to a child eligible for medical assistance under Medicaid; and

(b) Has received payment from a third party for the costs of such services but has not used the payments to reimburse either the other parent or guardian of the child or the provider of the services.

(2) The department, or its designee, may take this action to the extent necessary to reimburse the state Medicaid agency for its costs, but claims for current and past due child support shall take priority over these claims. [1995 c.506 §9; 2003 c.73 §42]

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