- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 29. Municipal Government
- Chapter 60. State Programs
- Section 120. State Aid to Municipalities and Other Eligible Recipients For Health Facilities and Hospitals.
previous: Section 110
. State Aid to Municipalities For Roads.
next: Section 130
. State Aid to Volunteer Fire Departments Not in Organized Municipality.
AS 29.60.120. State Aid to Municipalities and Other Eligible Recipients For Health Facilities and Hospitals.
- (a) The department shall pay
- (1) to a municipality that has the power to provide hospital facilities and services and that exercises that power, $1,000
per bed for each bed actually used for patient care, limited to the number of beds provided for in the construction
design of the hospital, or $250,000 a hospital for those hospitals with 10 or more beds, or $50,000 a hospital for
those hospitals with less than 10 beds, as the municipality may elect; money received under this paragraph may be used
only for hospitals and shall be apportioned among qualifying hospitals as the municipality determines;
- (2) on the basis set out in (1) of this subsection to a municipality for a nonprofit hospital not operated by a
municipality if the municipality first certifies to the department that the nonprofit hospital is in compliance with
all standards for hospitals that have been adopted by the municipality; money may not be paid on behalf of a nonprofit
hospital without this certification; payments to the municipality shall be transferred to the nonprofit hospital in
accordance with the basis by which the payment was generated by the hospital, and shall be applied to the annual cost
of operation and maintenance of the hospital or for the provision of health care service at the hospital as the
directors of the hospital determine;
- (3) to a municipality in which a health facility is operated, $2,000 per bed for each bed actually used for patient care,
limited to the number of beds provided for in the construction design of the health facility, or $8,000 per health
facility as the municipality determines.
- (b) A hospital may not receive payment under both (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this section.
- (c) Money received by a municipality under (a)(3) of this section shall be used for expenses of health services or
operation and maintenance of health facilities as the municipality determines.
- (d) Before money may be distributed under this section, the commissioner of health and social services shall certify to
the commissioner of commerce, community, and economic development that any accumulation of assets by nonprofit
corporations or other recipients under this section is dedicated irrevocably to a public purpose.
- (e) Subsections (a) and (c) of this section apply to home rule and general law municipalities.
- (f) In this section
- (1) "health facility"
- (A) means a facility that is licensed or certified by the state or approved under regulations adopted by the department
and that is owned or operated or both by a municipality or by a nonprofit corporation or other nonprofit sponsor;
- (B) includes a public health center, maternity home, community mental health center, facility for persons with mental or
physical disabilities, nursing home, convalescent center, domestic violence or sexual assault shelter qualified to
receive a grant or contract under AS 18.66, or alcohol or drug
abuse facility that meets standards established under AS 47.37;
- (C) excludes a facility operated or wholly supported by the state or the federal government;
- (2) "hospital" means a licensed hospital determined by the Department of Health and Social Services to be a general or
special hospital; the term excludes a facility operated or wholly supported by the state or the federal government.
All content © 2008 by Touch
N' Go/Bright Solutions, Inc.
Note to HTML Version:
This version of the Alaska Statutes is current through December, 2007. The Alaska Statutes were automatically converted to HTML from a plain text format. Every effort has been made to ensure their accuracy, but this can not be guaranteed. If it is critical that the precise terms of the Alaska Statutes be known, it is recommended that more formal sources be consulted. For statutes adopted after the effective date of these statutes, see, Alaska State Legislature
If any errors are found, please e-mail Touch N' Go systems at E-mail. We
hope you find this information useful.