2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:713 - Medical expenses of prisoners in extraordinary circumstances

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:713 (2018)

§713. Medical expenses of prisoners in extraordinary circumstances

A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, whenever circumstances, as provided herein, require a sheriff to transfer inmates to or from a parish prison or jail to a hospital or medical center, the state shall be responsible for and shall reimburse the appropriate authority for medical care incurred to attend such prisoners, including the payment of all costs when hospitalization is required, when all of the following occur:

(1) The governor declares by executive order or proclamation pursuant to the provisions of the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act (R.S. 29:721 et seq.) a disaster or emergency encompassing the parish prison where the inmate was incarcerated.

(2) The Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College declares that the state hospital operated as part of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, which typically provides the medical care to inmates in that parish, has been rendered inoperable and is unable to provide medical treatment to those inmates.

B. The provisions of this Section shall be subject to appropriation by the legislature.

Acts 2005, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 62, §1, eff. Dec. 6, 2005.

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