Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2002 ch. 117
Other Identifying Information:2002 House Bill 2630
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning counties; relating to medical expenses of prisoners; health insurance coverage; amending K.S.A. 19-1910 and 19-4444 and repealing the existing sections.
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CHAPTER 117

HOUSE BILL No. 2630


An Act concerning counties; relating to medical expenses of prisoners; health insurance

coverage; amending K.S.A. 19-1910 and 19-4444 and repealing the existing sections.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 19-4444 is hereby amended to read as follows: 19-

4444. The agency shall approve all expenditures to be made by and claims

to be paid on behalf of such agency and the law enforcement department

and shall certify the same to the board of county commissioners of the

county to be allowed from the funds provided for the operation of such

agency and department, except that all costs incurred by the agency or

department for medical care and treatment of prisoners held within the

county shall be paid from the county general fund when a determination

has been made that the prisoner has no other resources. When medical

expenses have been paid out of the county general fund of any county in

this state adopting the provisions of K.S.A. 19-4424 et seq., and amend-

ments thereto for a prisoner held within such county, the county may seek

reimbursement of such expenses from the prisoner. If the county deter-

mines that a prisoner of the county jail is covered under a current indi-

vidual or group accident and health insurance policy, medical service plan

contract, hospital service corporation contract, hospital and medical serv-

ice corporation contract, fraternal benefit society or health maintenance

organization contract, then the county may require the prisoner of such

county jail or the provider rendering health care services to the prisoner

to submit a claim for such health care services rendered in accordance

with the prisoner's policy or contract.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 19-1910 is hereby amended to read as follows: 19-

1910. (a) When a prisoner is committed to a county jail in a criminal

action, the board of county commissioners shall allow the sheriff reason-

able charges for maintaining such prisoner. All costs incurred by the

county for medical care and treatment of prisoners held within the county

shall be paid from the county general fund when a determination has been

made that the prisoner has no other resources. When medical expenses

have been paid out of the county general fund of any county in this state

for a prisoner held within such county, the county may seek reimburse-

ment of such expenses from the prisoner. If the county determines that a

prisoner of the county jail is covered under a current individual or group

accident and health insurance policy, medical service plan contract, hos-

pital service corporation contract, hospital and medical service corpora-

tion contract, fraternal benefit society or health maintenance organization

contract, then the county may require the prisoner of such county jail or

the provider rendering health care services to the prisoner to submit a

claim for such health care services rendered in accordance with the pris-

oner's policy or contract.

(b) When a prisoner is delivered to a county jail pursuant to K.S.A.

75-5217 and amendments thereto, the costs of holding such prisoner shall

be paid as provided in K.S.A. 19-1930 and amendments thereto.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 19-1910 and 19-4444 are hereby repealed.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the statute book.

Approved May 16, 2002.


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Date Composed: 10/10/2002 Date Modified: 10/10/2002