(1) Any hospital admitting or treating any out-of-county patient who may qualify as
indigent under this part shall, within 30 days after admitting or treating such patient,
notify the county known or thought to be the county of residency of such admission,
or such hospital forfeits its right to reimbursement.
(2) It shall be the responsibility of any participating hospital or regional referral
hospital to initiate any eligibility or certification determination procedures with
any appropriate state or county agency which can determine financial eligibility or
certify an indigent as a resident under this part.
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