Section 22-21-218

Published: 2015

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Section 22-21-218

Section 22-21-218Admittance in other county when local facilities deemed inadequate.

In the event that no participating hospital in a participating county has adequate personnel, equipment or other medical facilities necessary for the proper care and treatment of a particular indigent residing in the county, the admissions committee in such county may approve the admittance of such indigent to a participating hospital in any other county, and in such cases, the county commission of the county in which such indigent resides shall pay to the hospital to which the indigent is admitted such charges for indigent hospitalization as such hospital would have been entitled to receive had the indigent been a resident of the county in which the hospital is located.

(Acts 1957, No. 394, p. 539, §14.)