§11-26-17. Effective dates.

(a) The tax imposed by this article takes effect on the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred ninety-two, and applies to gross receipts received on or after that date: Provided, That the tax with respect to providers whose fee schedules require prior approval of the health care financing administration is effective on the effective date approved by the health care financing administration: Provided, however, That the tax with respect to those providers whose fees are subject to an established medicare upper limit, the effective date is the first day of the month immediately succeeding the date the fees can be raised sufficiently to comply with section ten, article four-c, chapter nine of this code.

(b) Any change in the percentage of medicaid reimbursement that constitutes state revenue for purposes of calculating this tax, published as provided in subsection (c), section three of this article, applies first to gross receipts received during any calendar month that begins not less than thirty days after notice of a change in the percentage is filed in the state register, or the first day of any later calendar month specified in the notice. The percentage remains in effect until a subsequent change in the percentage takes effect and applies to taxable gross receipts received during the period during which the percentage was in effect, whether or not the medicaid services were furnished, supplied, or rendered during that period.