The board of county commissioners, not later than the third regular meeting after it is presented with the account provided for by section 955.42 of the Revised Code, shall examine the account and, if it is found in whole or part correct and just, may order a payment in whole or in part to either the patient, the representative of the patient referred to in that section, or the physician who rendered the patient's medical or surgical treatment, in accordance with their respective claims, provided that a payment is made only for an account with respect to which the board determines the patient, the patient's estate, or the patient's parent or guardian, as applicable, is unable, without deprivation of basic needs, to further provide for the payment of the expenses incurred for the medical or surgical treatment. A person shall not receive for one bite or injury a sum exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars.
Cite as R.C. § 955.41
History. Effective Date: 10-13-2000