7. a. A hospital shall remit the mandatory assessment to the fund at the end of every month except that a hospital shall remit the first payment under this act by August 30, 1991.
b. If a hospital is delinquent in its payment of the mandatory assessment to the fund, the commission may, pursuant to rules and regulations adopted by the commissioner, remove from that hospital's schedule of rates the uniform Statewide uncompensated care add-on or levy a reasonable penalty on the hospital. The penalty shall be recovered in a summary civil proceeding brought in the name of the State in the Superior Court pursuant to "the penalty enforcement law" (N.J.S.2A:58-1 et seq.). Penalties collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the fund established pursuant to this act.
c. A hospital authorized to receive payments from the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services in the Department of Human Services pursuant to subsection b. of section 6 of P.L.1991, c.187 (C.26:2H-18.29), shall receive the payments on a monthly basis. The first payment shall be made within 45 days of the effective date of this section.
L.1991,c.187,s.7; amended 1992,c.25,s.2; per s.86 as amended by 1992, c.160, s.27, expired December 31, 1992.