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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 199

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  199.041.  Probate court to notify department, when — estate subject to means test, when, procedure — appeal of decision of director. — 1.  Any probate division of the circuit court having knowledge of the existence of an estate of a patient receiving services from residential facilities or other programs operated or funded by the department shall promptly notify the director of the nature and extent of the estate and the identity of the attorney of record and conservator.  The director shall then apply the standard means test contained in the rules of the department to determine if the estate shall be charged for services rendered by the department.

  2.  If the director determines that the estate should be charged for the evaluation, care, treatment, rehabilitation or room and board provided or funded by the department, and notifies the conservator, the conservator shall pay the charges.  If the conservator fails to pay for the charges, after reasonable delay, the head of the department, residential facility or day program may discharge the patient.

  3.  The decision of the director shall be final, and appeal may be made to the circuit court of Cole County or the county where the person responsible for payment resides in the manner provided by chapter 536.  The director shall notify the conservator and the supervising court of such failure to pay for services rendered by a facility or program operated or funded by the department at least thirty days before the patient is discharged.  If the conservator appeals the decision of the director, the patient shall remain in the facility or program pending final disposition of the appeal.

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(L. 1991 H.B. 218 merged with S.B. 125 & 341, A.L. 2011 H.B. 464)


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