1. a. As a condition of licensure and renewal, an ambulatory care facility that is licensed to provide chronic renal dialysis services shall in each calendar year provide uncompensated renal dialysis treatment, services and medication associated with dialysis treatment for uninsured low-income persons in an amount up to 3.5% of the total number of renal dialysis treatments provided by the facility during that year.
b.As used in this act, "uninsured low-income person" means a patient who:
(1)is a resident of New Jersey;
(2)has an individual or, if applicable, family gross income that would qualify that person for charity care pursuant to section 10 of P.L.1992, c.160 (C.26:2H-18.60); and
(3)has no health insurance coverage for the renal dialysis treatment and services provided.
c.Compliance with the requirements of this act may be calculated on an aggregate basis for separately licensed ambulatory care facilities in this State that have common ownership, except that the total amount of uncompensated renal dialysis treatment and services provided shall equal the sum of the amounts required for each separately licensed facility.