(1) In the event payment for the costs of services rendered by a participating hospital
or a regional referral hospital is not received from the responsible county within
90 days of receipt of a statement for services rendered to a qualified indigent who
is a certified resident of the county, or if the payment is disputed and said payment
is not received from the county determined to be responsible within 60 days of the
date of exhaustion of all administrative and legal remedies, the hospital shall certify
to the Chief Financial Officer the amount owed by the county.
(2) The Chief Financial Officer shall have no longer than 45 days from the date of
receiving the hospital's certified notice to forward the amount delinquent to the
appropriate hospital from any funds due to the county under any revenue-sharing or
tax-sharing fund established by the state, except as otherwise provided by the State
Constitution. The Chief Financial Officer shall provide the Governor and the fiscal committees
in the House of Representatives and the Senate with a quarterly accounting of the
amounts certified by hospitals as owed by counties and the amount paid to hospitals
out of any revenue or tax sharing funds due to the county.
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