If authorized by federal statute or regulation, the director of health may establish and collect fees for conducting the initial certification of any person or entity as a provider of health services for purposes of the medicare program established under Title XVIII of the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C.A. 301, as amended. The fee established for conducting an initial medicare certification shall not exceed the actual and necessary costs incurred by the department of health in conducting the certification.
All fees collected under this section shall be deposited into the state treasury to the credit of the medicare initial certification fund, which is hereby created. Money credited to the fund shall be used solely to pay the costs of conducting initial medicare certifications.
Effective Date: 09-29-1999.