DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Jail inmate health care. Provides that a county shall reimburse a physician, hospital, or health care provider, at the reimbursement rate of the county's health plan, for health care expenses of a person subject to lawful detention by a sheriff. Provides that a sheriff may not release a person who is subject to lawful detention for the purpose of the county avoiding payment of the person's health care expenses. Requires a sheriff or deputy sheriff to remain at a hospital, in certain circumstances, while a person subject to lawful detention is receiving health care.