24 U.S.C. § 328 Payment For Care and Treatment

LibraryUnited States Statutes
Edition2023 Edition
CurrencyCurrent through P.L. 118-19 (published on www.congress.gov on 10/06/2023)

(a) Persons liable; scope of liability; compromise or waiver; investigations; judicial proceedings

Any person hospitalized under section 324 of this title or his estate, shall be liable to pay or contribute toward t...

(b) "Costs or charges" defined

As used in this section, the term "costs or charges" means, in the case of hospitalization at a hospital under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health and Human Services, a per diem rate prescribed by the Secretary on a basis comparable to that charged for any other paying patients and, in the case of persons hospitalized elsewhere, the contract rate or a per diem rate fixed by the Secretary on the basis of the contract rate.

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