PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
PAYMENT FOR SKILLED AND INTERMEDIATE SERVICES
56-104. Recapture of depreciation. (a) Where depreciable assets that were reimbursed based on cost and were used in the medicaid program subsequent to January 1, 1982, and for which depreciation has been reimbursed by the director, are sold for an amount in excess of their net book value, depreciation so reimbursed shall be recaptured from the buyer of the facility in an amount equal to reimbursed depreciation or gain on the sale, whichever is less. Depreciation shall be recaptured in full if a sale of a depreciated facility takes place within the first five (5) years of seller’s ownership after January 1, 1982.
(b) Depreciation shall be recaptured by the director from the buyer of the facility over a period of time not to exceed five (5) years from the date of sale, with not less than one-fifth (1/5) of the total amount being recaptured for each year after such date.
(c) Leases of facilities entered into on or after the effective date of this subsection shall be reimbursed in the same manner as an owned asset, with recapture of depreciation being effected against the buyer of the facility in the case where the facility’s assets are sold by the lessor of the facility. Leases in existence prior to the effective date of this subsection shall be reimbursed at the rate established prior to such date for each such lease. Renegotiated leases shall be reimbursed at established rates, plus a reasonable annual increase.
[56-104, added 1981, ch. 159, sec. 1, p. 273; am. 1985, ch. 128, sec. 2, p. 315; am. 1986, ch. 87, sec. 2, p. 253.]