COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
NONMEDICAL INDIGENT ASSISTANCE
31-3414. Repayment by recipient. By acceptance of county assistance an applicant agrees to repay the county for all or any portion of expenses paid, when the board finds the applicant is able to repay all or any portion of the charges over a reasonable period of time and/or has assets which can be encumbered for future repayment. Reimbursement for assistance shall be credited to the county indigent fund and need not be budgeted or appropriated in the manner required in chapter 16, title 31, Idaho Code, but shall be available for expenditure at any time for the purposes of the county indigent fund.
The board may provide for work repayment at no less than minimum wage, by such recipients as are employable.
Upon payment of charges for an indigent person, the county making the payment shall become subrogated to all the rights of the provider and to all rights of the indigent person or their legal representatives against any third parties who may be liable for such nonmedical charges. The county’s right of subrogation in no way relieves the applicant or provider of responsibility as delineated in sections 31-3404, 31-3409, 31-3413 and 31-3415, Idaho Code.
[31-3414, added 1992, ch. 83, sec. 3, p. 262.]