Montana Code Annotated 2003

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     15-66-102. (Temporary) Utilization fee for inpatient bed days. (1) Each hospital in the state shall pay to the department a utilization fee in the amount of:
     (a) $32.44 for each inpatient bed day between July 1, 2003, and December 31, 2003; and
     (b) $19.43 for each inpatient bed day between January 1, 2004, and June 30, 2005.
     (2) (a) All proceeds from the collection of utilization fees, including penalties and interest, must be deposited to the credit of the department of public health and human services in a state special revenue fund as provided in 53-6-149.
     (b) A hospital may not place a fee created in this chapter on a patient's bill. (Void on occurrence of contingency--sec. 18, Ch. 390, L. 2003. Terminates June 30, 2005--sec. 20, Ch. 390, L. 2003.)

     History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 390, L. 2003.

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