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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy

      Section: 26:2H-18.52: Definitions relative to provision of health care services to low income persons.

2. As used in sections 1 through 17 of P.L.1992, c.160 (C.26:2H-18.51 through 26:2H-18.67), sections 12 through 15 of P.L.1995, c.133 (C.26:2H-18.59a through C.26:2H-18.59d), sections 7 through 12 of P.L.1996, c.28 (C.26:2H-18.59e et al.) and sections 6, 8, 10 and 11 of P.L.1997, c.263 (C.26:2H-18.58e, C.26:2H-18.58f, C.26:2H-18.58d and C.26:2H-18.59h):

"Administrator" means the administrator of the Health Care Subsidy Fund appointed by the commissioner.

"Charity care" means care provided at disproportionate share hospitals that may be eligible for a charity care subsidy pursuant to this act.

"Charity care subsidy" means the component of the disproportionate share payment that is attributable to care provided at a disproportionate share hospital to persons unable to pay for that care, as provided in this act.

"Commission" means the New Jersey Essential Health Services Commission established pursuant to section 4 of this act.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Health.

"Department" means the Department of Health.

"Disproportionate share hospital" means a hospital designated by the Commissioner of Human Services pursuant to Pub.L.89-97 (42 U.S.C. s.1396a et seq.) and Pub.L.102-234.

"Disproportionate share payment" means those payments made by the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services in the Department of Human Services to hospitals defined as disproportionate share hospitals by the Commissioner of Human Services in accordance with federal laws and regulations applicable to hospitals serving a disproportionate number of low income patients.

"Fund" means the Health Care Subsidy Fund established pursuant to section 8 of this act.

"Hospital" means an acute care hospital licensed by the Department of Health pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et al.).

"Medicaid" means the New Jersey Medical Assistance and Health Services Program in the Department of Human Services established pursuant to P.L.1968, c.413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.).

"Medicare" means the program established pursuant to Pub.L.89-97 (42 U.S.C. s.1395 et seq.).

L.1992, c.160, s.2; amended 1995, c.133, s.1 1996, c.28, s.1; 1997, c.263, s.1; 2012, c.17, s.220.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.

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