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261.23 COSTS OF HOSPITALIZATION.
The costs of hospitalization of such indigent persons exclusive of medical and surgical
care and treatment shall not exceed in amount the full rates fixed and charged by the Minnesota
general hospital under the provisions of sections 158.01 to 158.11 for the hospitalization of such
indigent patients. For indigent persons hospitalized pursuant to sections 261.21 to 261.232,
the state shall pay 90 percent of the cost allowable under the general assistance medical care
program and ten percent of the allowable cost of hospitalization shall be paid by the county of
the residence of the indigent persons at the times provided for in the contract; and in case of
an injury or emergency requiring immediate surgical or medical treatment, for a period not to
exceed 72 hours, 90 percent of the cost allowable under the general assistance medical care
program shall be paid by the state and ten percent of the cost shall be paid by the county from
which the patient, if indigent, is certified. State payments for services rendered pursuant to this
section shall be ratably reduced to the same extent and during the same time period as payments
are reduced under section 256D.03, subdivision 4, paragraph (c). If the county of residence of
the patient is not the county in which the patient has legal settlement for the purposes of poor
relief, then the county of residence may seek reimbursement from the county in which the patient
has settlement for the purposes of poor relief for all costs it has necessarily incurred and paid in
connection with the hospitalization of said patient.
History: (3164-21) 1935 c 359 s 3; 1941 c 473 s 3; 1943 c 31 s 5; 1975 c 437 art 2 s
11; 1983 c 312 art 5 s 36