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Section: Monies designated for Health Care Subsidy Fund; allocation of monies.

Statute: 26:2H-18.62

12. a. (Deleted by amendment, P.L.2005, c.237). b. (Deleted by amendment, P.L.2005, c.237). c. (1) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, each general hospital and each specialty heart hospital shall pay .53% of its total operating revenue to the department for deposit in the Health Care Subsidy Fund. The hospital shall make monthly payments to the department beginning July 1, 1993. The commissioner shall determine the manner in which the payments shall be made. For the purposes of this subsection, "total operating revenue" shall be defined by the department in accordance with financial reporting requirements established pursuant to N.J.A.C.8:31B-3.3 and shall include revenue from any ambulatory care facility that is licensed to a general hospital as an off-site ambulatory care service facility. (2) The commissioner shall allocate the monies paid by hospitals pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection as follows: (a) In State fiscal years 2006 and 2007, $35 million of those monies shall be allocated to the support of federally qualified health centers in this State, and the remainder shall be allocated to the support of (i) the infant mortality reduction program in the Department of Health and Senior Services, (ii) the primary care physician and dentist loan redemption program established in the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority by article 3 of P.L.1999, c.46 (C.18A:71C-32 et seq.), and (iii) the development and use of health information electronic data interchange technology pursuant to P.L.1999, c.154 (C.17B:30-23 et al.); and (b) In State fiscal year 2008 and thereafter, $40 million of those monies shall be allocated to the support of federally qualified health centers in this State. Monies allocated to the support of federally qualified health centers in the State under this paragraph shall be used for the purpose of compensating them for health care services provided to uninsured patients. d. The monies paid by the hospitals and allocated under subsection c. of this section for the support of federally qualified health centers shall be credited to the federally qualified health centers account. e. (1) Monies paid by hospitals under subsection c. of this section in excess of $40 million, federal matching funds received on account of such monies, and interest received on such payments and funds shall be allocated exclusively to support funding to hospitals. (2) In the event that any approval, application, or other condition necessary for the implementation of this subsection and the distribution of funds pursuant thereto consistent with the Fiscal Year 2011 annual appropriations act is not obtained, granted, or satisfied, the Departments of Health and Senior Services and Human Services shall jointly prepare a plan concerning charity care and related hospital funding, which shall be subject to the approval of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee. L.1992, c.160, s.12; amended 1995, c.133, s.8; 1997, c.192, s.30; 1998, c.43, s.15; 2004, c.54, s.2; 2005, c.237, s.2; 2010, c.23, s.2.

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