[346G-6]  Hospital sustainability fee assessments[See Note at chapter heading.] (a) Hospitals shall pay the hospital sustainability fee to the department in accordance with this chapter. The fee shall be divided and paid in twelve equal installments on a monthly basis.

(b) The department shall collect, and each hospital shall pay, the hospital sustainability fee not later than the thirtieth day after the end of each calendar month; provided that if required federal approvals have not been secured by the end of a calendar month the fees for that month shall be paid within ten days after notification to the hospitals that the required approvals have been received. [L 2012, c 217, pt of 2, 5; am L 2013, c 141, pt of 1, 2; am L 2014, c 123, 2; am L 2015, c 70, 2; am L 2016, c 60, 2(4), 3; am L 2017, c 59, 5]



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