§ 40-8.3-5. Hospital payments.
Due to the high ratio of unqualified uncompensated care expenses to qualified uncompensated care expenses, the department of human services is hereby authorized and directed to pay by September 1, 2010 from revenues derived from taxes imposed in accordance with § 44-17-1: (1) acute care hospitals in Washington County the amount of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) to South County Hospital, and seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($750,000) to The Westerly Hospital; (2) any acute care hospital in Kent County the amount of eight hundred thousand dollars ($800,000); and (3) Miriam Hospital the amount of one million six hundred thousand dollars ($1,600,000). The department of human services is authorized and directed to pay four million seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($4,750,000) during state fiscal year 2011 to the following hospitals: one million seven hundred seventy-eight thousand eight hundred forty-three dollars ($1,778,843) to Kent Hospital; six hundred and forty-two thousand three hundred forty dollars ($642,340) to Saint Joseph 's Hospital; one million one hundred thirty-one thousand, nine hundred twenty-nine dollars ($1,131,929) to Miriam Hospital; four hundred thirty-eight thousand and four hundred eighty-two dollars ($438,482) to South County Hospital; two hundred ninety seven thousand eight hundred and six dollars ($297,806) to Westerly Hospital; one hundred thirty-three thousand and six hundred seventy-two dollars ($133,672) to Newport Hospital; one hundred seventy thousand nine hundred and sixty-four dollars ($170,964) to Butler Hospital; and one hundred fifty-five thousand and nine hundred sixty-three dollars ($155,963) to Bradley Hospital of Rhode Island. The department of human services is authorized to pay five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) to South County Hospital and five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) to Westerly Hospital in state fiscal year 2012.
(P.L. 2009, ch. 68, art. 19, § 2; P.L. 2010, ch. 23, art. 20, § 2; P.L. 2011, ch. 151, art. 18, § 3.)