Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 31
COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
CHAPTER 35
HOSPITALS FOR INDIGENT SICK
31-3505C.  Initial decision by the county commissioners. (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, the county commissioners shall make an initial determination to approve or deny an application within fifteen (15) days from receipt of the clerk’s statement and within five (5) days from receiving the clerk’s statement on a request. The initial determination to approve or deny an application shall be mailed to the applicant or the third party making application on behalf of the applicant, as the case may be, and each provider listed on the application within five (5) days of the initial determination.
(2)  The county commissioners shall hold in suspension an initial determination to deny an application, if the sole basis for the denial is that the applicant may be eligible for other forms of public assistance, crime victims compensation, worker’s compensation, veterans benefits, medicaid, medicare, supplemental security income, third party insurance or other insurance. The decision to hold an initial determination to deny an application in suspension shall be mailed to the applicant or the third party making application on behalf of the applicant, as the case may be, and each provider listed on the application within five (5) days of the decision to suspend.
(a)  If an applicant is subsequently determined to be eligible for other forms of public assistance, crime victims compensation, worker’s compensation, veterans benefits, medicaid, medicare, supplemental security income, third party insurance or other insurance, the application shall be denied. The applicant or the third party making application on behalf of the applicant, as the case may be, and each provider listed on the application shall be notified within five (5) days of the denial.
(b)  If an applicant is subsequently determined not to be eligible for other forms of public assistance, crime victims compensation, worker’s compensation, veterans benefits, medicaid, medicare, supplemental security income, third party insurance or other insurance, the application for financial assistance shall be approved. The applicant or the third party making application on behalf of the applicant, as the case may be, and each provider listed on the application shall be notified within five (5) days of the approval.
(3)  If the county commissioners hold in suspension an initial determination to deny an application, any time limitation used in this chapter shall be tolled and not deemed to run during the period of suspension.

History:
[31-3505C, added 1996, ch. 410, sec. 11, p. 1365; am. 2010, ch. 273, sec. 11, p. 700; am. 2011, ch. 291, sec. 12, p. 804.]


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