Oregon Statutes - Chapter 655 - Benefits for Injured Trainees and Inmates - Section 655.515 - Benefits, training and medical services under ORS 655.505 to 655.555; rules.

If an inmate sustains an injury as described in ORS 655.510, benefits shall be delivered in a manner similar to that provided for injured workers under the workers’ compensation laws of this state, except that:

(1) No benefits, except medical services and any occupational training or rehabilitation services provided by the Department of Corrections, shall accrue to the inmate until the date of release from confinement and shall be based upon the condition of the inmate at that time.

(2) Benefits shall be discontinued during any subsequent period of reconfinement in a penal institution.

(3) Costs of rehabilitation services to inmates with disabilities shall be paid out of the Insurance Fund established under ORS 278.425 in an amount approved by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, which shall be the reasonable and necessary cost of such services.

(4) Medical services when the inmate is confined in a Department of Corrections facility shall be those provided by the Department of Corrections. After release, medical services shall be paid only if necessary to the process of recovery and as prescribed by the attending practitioner. No medical services may be paid after the attending practitioner has determined that the inmate is medically stationary other than for reasonable, periodic repair or replacement of prosthetic appliances. The department, by rule, may require that medical and rehabilitation services after release must be provided directly by the state or its contracted managed care organization. [1963 c.527 §3; 1991 c.566 §8; 1995 c.384 §20; 2007 c.70 §284]

Section:  Previous  655.435  655.440  655.445  655.450  655.460  655.505  655.510  655.515  655.520  655.525  655.530  655.535  655.540  655.545  655.550  Next

Last modified: August 7, 2008