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§ 1-2530.9. Trauma Care Assistance Revolving Fund

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and Safety

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Public Health Code
Article 25-a. Trauma Systems Improvement and Development Act
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 1-2530.9
§ 1-2530.9. Trauma Care Assistance Revolving Fund
A. There is hereby created in the State Treasury a revolving fund for the State Department of Health to be designated the “Trauma Care Assistance Revolving Fund”. The fund shall be a continuing fund, not subject to fiscal year limitations, and shall consist of all monies received by the State Department of Health from monies apportioned thereto for purposes of this section. All monies accruing to the credit of the fund are hereby appropriated and may be budgeted and expended by the Department as follows:
1. Ninety percent (90%) of such monies shall be used to reimburse recognized trauma facilities, licensed ambulance service providers and physicians for uncompensated trauma care expenditures as documented in the statewide emergency medical services and trauma analysis system developed pursuant to the provisions of Section 1-2511 of this title. In lieu of or in combination with reimbursement for uncompensated care, monies from the fund may also be used to support readiness costs incurred by recognized trauma facilities associated with ensuring a stable trauma care system with availability of twenty-four-hour physician services for the provision of trauma care. Any monies used for the treatment of Medicaid-eligible patients that are subsequently used to establish federal matching fund requirements shall also be reimbursed to eligible trauma facilities, licensed ambulance service providers and physicians; and
2. Ten percent (10%) of such monies shall be used by the Department in the furtherance of its powers and duties set forth in the Oklahoma Emergency Response Systems Development Act.
B. Expenditures from the fund shall be made upon warrants issued by the State Treasurer against claims filed as prescribed by law with the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services for approval and payment.
C. The State Board of Health shall establish by rule a formula and procedure for the distribution of funds for uncompensated trauma care and/or readiness costs that shall provide for the allocation of funds to hospitals, ambulance service providers and physicians.
D. Annually, monies accumulated in the fund may be transferred to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, by order of the State Commissioner of Health, to maximize Medicaid reimbursement of trauma care. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority shall use these funds with federal matching funds to reimburse hospitals, ambulance service providers and physicians for trauma care provided to severely injured patients who are participants in Medicaid.
E. An annual report detailing the disbursements from the fund shall be provided on January 1 of each year to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Chair of each health-related committee of both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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Laws 1999, c. 278, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 223, § 1, eff. July 1, 2000. Renumbered from Title 63, § 330.97 by Laws 2002, c. 374, § 11, eff. July 1, 2002. Laws 2003, c. 367, § 1, emerg. eff. June 3, 2003. Renumbered from Title 63, § 1-2522 and amended by Laws 2004, c. 459, §§ 10, 11, emerg. eff. June 4, 2004. Laws 2005, c. 1, § 94, emerg. eff. March 15, 2005; Laws 2005, c. 404, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2005; Laws 2012, c. 304, § 492.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 1-2530.9, OK ST T. 63 § 1-2530.9
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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