The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall direct and manage all risk
management and insurance programs of state government except for employee benefit
insurance programs as otherwise provided in ORS chapter 243. Authority granted the department in this section includes but is not limited to the
(1) To provide all insurance coverages including coverage of related legal expenses
required by law, requisitioned by individual agencies, or which the department determines
necessary or desirable for the efficient operation of state government, including
but not limited to casualty insurance, property insurance, workers' compensation insurance
and surety insurance.
(2) To purchase insurance policies, develop and administer self-insurance programs,
or any combinations thereof, as may be in the best interest of the state in carrying
out the authorities granted in subsection (1) of this section.
(3) To consolidate and combine state insurance coverages.
(4) To purchase such risk management, actuarial and other professional services as
may be required.
(5) To provide technical services in risk management and insurance to state agencies.
(6) To adopt rules and policies governing the administration of the state's insurance
and risk management activities and to carry into full force and effect the provisions
of this chapter, ORS 30.260 to 30.290, 278.322 and 655.505 to 655.555. The department, by rule or policy, may determine the Insurance Fund's contribution
to the cost of defense, settlements and judgments in actions or proceedings. The department may condition payment of all or part of any loss covered by the Insurance
Fund on compliance with the rules and policies adopted under this chapter.
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