REIMBURSEMENT OF CITIES FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES OR CARE OF PRISONERS (EXCERPT)
Act 14 of 1982
801.301 Reimbursement for medical expenses incurred by city for prisoner; cooperation by prisoner required; violation; penalty.
(1) A city may seek reimbursement for expenses incurred in providing medical supplies and medical care and treatment for prisoners. If a city seeks reimbursement pursuant to this act, reimbursement shall be sought only in the following order:
(a) From the prisoner or person charged.
(b) From insurance companies, health care corporations, or other sources if the prisoner or person charged is covered by an insurance policy, a certificate issued by a health care corporation, or other source for those expenses.
(2) A prisoner in a city jail shall cooperate with the city in seeking reimbursement under subsection (1) for medical expenses incurred by the city for that prisoner.
(3) A prisoner who violates subsection (2) is subject to a civil fine of not more than $100.00 and may be required by the court to make restitution to the city in the amount of the medical expenses incurred for that prisoner by the city.
History: 1982, Act 14, Imd. Eff. Feb. 25, 1982
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