Section 22-6-27

Resident Protection Trust Fund; appropriation; use.

All revenue collected pursuant to assessing civil penalties shall be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of Medicaid in a trust fund known as The Resident Protection Trust Fund. This fund is hereby appropriated to Medicaid to be expended for the purpose of protecting the health and property of residents in nursing facilities found deficient and for assisting with relocating indigent residents when an action is taken under the auspices of this article. This fund may be used for the maintenance of a facility pending correction of deficiencies or closure and to reimburse residents for personal funds lost. All funds in excess of $50,000.00 may be used to provide technical assistance to facilities to return to full compliance with this article.

(Acts 1989, No. 89-641, p. 1268, §8.)