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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XI
COUNTY ORGANIZATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
Chapter 154
PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITIES
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F.S. 154.316
154.316 Hospital’s responsibility to notify of admission of indigent patients.
(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.
History.s. 10, ch. 77-455; s. 16, ch. 88-294; s. 8, ch. 90-295; s. 12, ch. 98-191.