(A) A patient, patient's estate, or liable relative may be eligible to be charged an amount discounted from the amount the department of mental health charges under section 5121.33 of the Revised Code if the patient, estate, or relative has countable assets with a total value that is not greater than an amount equal to fifty per cent of the difference between the following:
(1) The gross annual income that corresponds with a family size of two persons at one hundred per cent of the federal poverty level for the state;
(2) The gross annual income that corresponds with a family size of one person at one hundred per cent of the federal poverty level for the state. For purposes of determining family size, the patient is one dependent. One additional dependent shall be included for each of the following circumstances and persons:
(a) The patient or liable relative is legally blind or deaf.
(b) The patient or liable relative is of sixty-five years of age or older.
(c) Each child under eighteen years of age for which the patient or liable relative has legal custody;
(d) The patient's or liable relative's spouse.
(B) A patient, estate, or relative may, not later than ninety days after the patient's admission to a hospital, surrender the value of countable assets sufficient to reduce countable assets to not more than the limit described in division (A) of this section.
Effective Date: 01-01-2006