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DIGEST OF SB228 (Updated February 15, 2005 2:32 pm - DI jhm)
Hospital care for the indigent program. Extends the time period to 45 days in which a hospital may submit an application for a person to participate in the hospital care for the indigent program (program). Requires the division of family and children (division) to review information provided by the hospital in determining a person's eligibility for the program and allows the division to elect not to interview the person if the information submitted is sufficient to determine the person's eligibility for the program. Prohibits the division from denying eligibility for the program only because specified time limits have expired. States that if the division does not determine eligibility within a specified time frame, the person is considered eligible for the program. Limits the information the division may request from a hospital. Amends the formula in determining a county's hospital care for the indigent property tax levy and the applicable years. Repeals sections concerning the division's ability to recover payments under the program and subrogation.