5162.24 Recovering health care costs provided to child.

(A) As used in this section, "third party" has the same meaning as in section 5160.35 of the Revised Code.

(B) In addition to the authority granted under section 5160.38 of the Revised Code, the department of medicaid may, to the extent necessary to reimburse its costs, garnish the wages, salary, or other employment income of, and withhold amounts from state tax refunds to, any person to whom both of the following apply:

(1) The person is required by a court or administrative order to provide coverage of the cost of health care services to a child eligible for medicaid.

(2) The person has received payment from a third party for the costs of such services but has not used the payment to reimburse either the other parent or guardian of the child or the provider of the services.

(C) Claims for current and past due child support shall take priority over claims under division (B) of this section.

Renumbered from § 5111.121 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000 .