STATE CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS
IDAHO SECURITY MEDICAL PROGRAM
66-1309. Costs and charges. The administrator shall seek recovery for expenses incurred in the evaluation, treatment and care of residents as follows:
(a) Extraordinary costs for evaluation, treatment and care of referees by the court for psychosocial diagnosis and recommendations as part of the pretrial or presentence procedure or determination of fitness to proceed shall be charged to the court referring such persons.
(b) Extraordinary costs for evaluation, treatment and care of mentally ill prisoners from county jails admitted for diagnosis shall be charged to the county so referring.
(c) Extraordinary costs for evaluation, treatment and care of commitments by the courts as unfit to proceed shall be the responsibility of the court so committing.
(d) Commitments by the courts after acquittal of a crime on the grounds of mental illness or defect shall be considered a responsibility of the department of correction.
(e) Transferees from other institutions under the jurisdiction of the department of correction shall be considered a responsibility of the department of correction.
(f) For purposes of this section, the term "extraordinary costs of evaluation, treatment and care" includes but is not limited to neurological evaluation, CAT scan, endocrine and/or metabolic evaluation, electro-convulsive therapy, surgery or medical treatment which requires the patient to be transferred to a hospital outside the facility, eyeglasses, and expert witness fees and expenses for court appearances; provided, however, the term does not include physical examination, psychiatric evaluation, psychological testing, obtaining social, medical and criminal histories, group and individual therapy, psychiatric treatment, medication, medical care which can be provided at the facility which is not elective or cosmetic, emergency dental treatment provided at the facility, and board, room and basic toiletries.
[66-1309, added 1976, ch. 360, sec. 2, p. 1181; am. 1981, ch. 114, sec. 41, p. 195.]