MCL - Section 18.362

Act 223 of 1976

18.362 Payment of award; award not subject to execution or attachment; reimbursement.

Sec. 12.

    An award for each covered expense or loss must be paid in a lump sum, except that for payments to health care providers under section 5a or in the case of death or protracted disability, the commission may specify that the award shall provide for periodic payments to compensate for out-of-pocket expenses, or loss of earnings or support. An award made pursuant to this act shall not be subject to execution or attachment other than for expenses resulting from the personal injury that is the basis for the claim. Any court of record, in establishing sentence for a felon convicted of a crime resulting in awards paid under this section, may impose a condition that the sentence include a method for reimbursement to the state, within the ability of the felon to comply, of the costs paid under this act to a victim of a crime for which the conviction was made. The reimbursement will be paid into the general fund of the state. The condition of reimbursement may include a provision relating suspension or probation to reimbursement or may be in lieu of other sentencing and shall be enforceable by the court to the degree that failure to meet the terms of reimbursement may be cause for reversion to an alternate sentence or to completion of an unfinished sentence.

History: 1976, Act 223, Eff. Mar. 31, 1977 ;-- Am. 1996, Act 519, Imd. Eff. Jan. 13, 1997 ;-- Am. 2022, Act 78, Eff. Aug. 12, 2023