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Senate Bill 0161

Senate Bill 0161

ARCHIVE (2004)

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DIGEST OF SB 161 (Updated February 17, 2004 4:38 pm - DI 77)

Health matters. Eliminates a provision under which a hospital was allowed 180 days to respond to a notice that the hospital was overpaid by the Medicaid program. Makes hospitals subject to the general provision allowing 60 days for a response. Provides that certain Medicaid providers who have been overpaid do not owe the state interest. Provides that a third party who contracts with the division of mental health and addiction (division) may: (1) provide competency restoration services; and (2) initiate a regular commitment proceeding. Requires a defendant committed to the division who subsequently attains competency to be immediately returned to the court for trial unless the provider of restoration services files a petition objecting to the immediate return. Provides that a psychologist or psychiatrist appointed in a competency hearing may not be an employee or a contractor at a state institution. Prohibits certain provisions in health provider reimbursement agreements.
    Current Status:
    In Committee - 2nd House
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