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Chapter 630

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  630.215.  Pay patient, how determined — estate of patient, court to notify director and conservator — failure to pay, may discharge — appeal. — 1.  Any probate division of the circuit court having knowledge of the existence of an estate of a patient, resident or client receiving services from residential facilities or day 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, habilitation, 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 as provided by chapter 31.

  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, resident or client is discharged under chapter 31.  If the conservator appeals the decision of the director, the patient, resident or client shall remain in the facility or program pending final disposition of the appeal.


(L. 1980 H.B. 1724, A.L. 1983 S.B. 44 & 45)

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