2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Committee Approved)

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Replace Rescue Squad Asst. Fund

Item 459 #1h

Item 459 #1h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Public Safety
State Police, Department of FY2003 $1,045,375 FY2004 $1,045,375 GF
FY2003 ($1,045,375) FY2004 ($1,045,375) NGF

Page 427, strike lines 31 through 34 and insert:
"F. The Department of State Police shall develop a mechanism to recover costs for its med-flight operations through reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers.  The Department shall examine the feasibility of second-party billing through hospitals receiving patients or through the creation of an independent billing authority.  All funds so recovered shall be deposited into the General Fund of the state treasury."

(This amendment eliminates the transfer of money from the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund to support the Department of State Police med-flight operations, restores general funds that were eliminated in House Bill 1400, as introduced, and requires the Department to attempt to recover some of these funds through reimbursement for services provided.)