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Law Enforcement Medical Liability Account Program - Policies, Rules and Guidelines


Oregon Administrative Rules and supplemental information administered by the Health Systems Division.

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Recent rule filings

You can also view all LEMLA program rules as filed with the Secretary of State.

Administrative rulebooks

Each rulebook is an interactive PDF that contains all program rules effective on the "Effective Date" listed for the rulebook.  If you need an older rulebook not listed here, visit the OHP Rulebooks page.

Supplemental information and guidelines



LEMLA was initially created by the 1991 Oregon Legislature and scheduled to operate and pay claims through June 30, 1993. After reviewing the claim and payment information for the designated period, the 1993 Oregon Legislature repealed the sunset provision and established LEMLA as a permanent, ongoing program.


The purpose of LEMLA is to provide a means for reimbursing medical providers for medical expenses incurred from injuries sustained by an individual as a result of law enforcement activity. Claims are only paid out of the account when recovery from the injured person and/or their insurance carrier fails. Liability for payment by LEMLA ends when the individual is released from actual physical custody.

LEMLA is established separate and distinct from the General Fund. The account is fully funded from amounts collected in state courts as monetary obligations in criminal actions.

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Who to call for help

For questions about LEMLA

Please write or call the Law Enforcement Medical Liability Account:

500 Summer Street NE E-44
Salem, Oregon 97301

Provider Services

 800-336-6016 or  email us

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