HEALTH AND SAFETY
ALCOHOLISM AND INTOXICATION TREATMENT ACT
39-309. Payment for treatment — Financial ability of patients. (1) If treatment is provided by an approved public treatment facility and the patient has not paid the charge therefor, the department is entitled to any income or payment received by the patient or to which he may be entitled for the services rendered, and to any payment from any public or private source available to the department because of the treatment provided to the patient.
(2) A patient in an approved treatment facility, or the estate of the patient, or a person obligated to provide for the cost of treatment and having sufficient financial ability, is liable to the department for the cost of transportation, maintenance and treatment of the patient therein in accordance with rates established by the department.
(3) The board of health and welfare shall adopt rules and regulations governing financial ability that take into consideration the income, savings and other personal and real property of the person required to pay, as well as any support being furnished by him to any person whom he may be required by law to support.
[I.C., sec. 39-309, as added by S.L. 1975, ch. 149, sec. 1, p. 376; am. 1976, ch. 98, sec. 4, p. 419.]