§31-20-30. Limitation on reimbursement rate to medical service providers for services outside regional jail facilities.
(a) Effective the first day of July, two thousand seven, the authority, or its contracted medical provider, may not pay an amount to an outside provider of a medical service for a person residing in a regional jail greater than seventy-three percent of the billed charges: Provided, That critical access hospitals shall be reimbursed at eighty-five percent of the billed charges. These limitations apply to all medical care services, goods, prescription drugs and medications provided to a person who is in the custody of a regional jail and is provided these services outside of a regional jail.

(b) Effective the first day of July, two thousand eight, the authority, or its contracted medical providers, may not pay an amount to an outside provider of a medical service for a person residing in a regional jail greater than the reimbursement rate applicable to service providers established by legislative rule of the Bureau for Medical Service within the Department of Health and Human Resources: Provided, That critical access hospitals shall be reimbursed at seventy-five percent of the billed charges. This limitation applies to all medical care services, goods, prescription drugs and medications provided to a person who is in the custody of a regional jail and is provided these services outside of a regional jail: Provided, however, That the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety and the Department of Health and Human Resources effectuate an interagency agreement for the electronic processing and payment of medical services.