10. a. The commissioner shall establish a uniform charity care eligibility and reimbursement claim form that a hospital shall be required to use in order to receive reimbursement for charity care under this act.
b. A person whose individual or, if applicable, family gross income is less than or equal to 300% of the poverty level shall be eligible for charity care or reduced charge charity care for necessary health care services provided at a hospital.
The commissioner shall establish:
(1) the maximum level of income at which a person is eligible for full charity care;
(2) a sliding scale based on income which specifies the percentage of hospital charges for which a person who is eligible for reduced charity care is responsible; and
(3) assets eligibility criteria for full charity care and reduced charge charity care, respectively.
L.1992,c.160,s.10; amended 1995,c.133,s.6.