Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1558

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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.





Ripley




    January 23, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.







Introduced

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 corrections.

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 may shall order a county jail inmate to reimburse a county for all, or a portion of, or none of the 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.