HOUSE BILL No. 1558
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 11-12-5-7.
Synopsis: Medical care expenses of county jail inmates. Requires a
court, as part of a sentence, to order a county jail inmate to reimburse
a county for certain medical expenses incurred by the county in
providing medical care to the inmate.
Effective: July 1, 2007.
January 23, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.
First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1558
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 11-12-5-7; (07)IN1558.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 11-12-5-7, AS ADDED BY P.L.213-2005,
SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 7. (a) As used in this section, "medical care
expenses" refers to expenses relating to the following services provided
to a county jail inmate:
(1) Medical care.
(2) Dental care.
(3) Eye care.
(4) Any other health care related service.
(b) Notwithstanding section 6 of this chapter and subject to
subsection (c), as a term of a sentence, a court
order a county
jail inmate to reimburse a county for all,
a portion of, or none
medical care expenses incurred by the county in providing medical care
to the inmate.
(c) A county jail inmate may not be required to reimburse a county
for medical care expenses under this section if:
(1) all the charges for which the inmate was detained in the
county jail are dismissed; or
(2) the inmate is acquitted of all charges for which the inmate was
detained in the county jail.
(d) In determining the amount of reimbursement that an inmate may
be required to pay under subsection (b), the court shall consider the
inmate's ability to pay.
(e) If a court orders a county jail inmate to reimburse a county for
medical care expenses under subsection (b), the amount of the medical
care expenses shall be reduced by the amount of any copayment the
inmate was required to make for the medical care expenses under
IC 11-10-3-5 or section 5 of this chapter.