COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
HOSPITALS FOR INDIGENT SICK
31-3518. Administrative responsibility. (1) The board shall, in order to facilitate payment to providers participating in the county medically indigent program and the catastrophic health care cost program, have on file the reimbursement rates allowed for all participating providers of medical care and authorized by this chapter. However, in no event shall the amount to be paid exceed the usual, reasonable, and customary charges for the area.
(2) The board may contract with independent contractors to provide services to manage and operate the catastrophic health care cost program, or the board may contract for or appoint agents, employees, professional personnel and any other personnel to manage and operate the catastrophic health care cost program.
(3) The board shall develop rules for the catastrophic health care cost program after consulting with the counties, organizations representing the counties, health care providers, hospitals and organizations representing health care providers and hospitals.
(4) The board shall submit all proposed rules to the legislative council for review prior to adoption, in a manner substantially the same as proposed executive agency rules are reviewed under chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code. Following adoption, the board shall submit all adopted rules to the legislature for review in a manner substantially the same as adopted executive agency rules are reviewed under chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code. The legislature, by concurrent resolution, may modify, amend, or repeal any rule of the board.
[31-3518, added 1982, ch. 190, sec. 4, p. 511; am. 1983, ch. 215, sec. 5, p. 594; repealed 1990, ch. 87, sec. 1, p. 553; reinstated and am. 1991, ch. 233, sec. 12, p. 560; am. 2009, ch. 177, sec. 17, p. 571; am. 2010, ch. 273, sec. 28, p. 709; am. 2011, ch. 291, sec. 23, p. 810.]