83-368. Cost of patient care; ability to pay; factors.

Except as provided in section 71-809, the department shall determine the ability of a patient to pay by consideration of the following factors: (1) Taxable income reportable under Nebraska law; (2) the patient's age; (3) the number of his or her dependents and their ages and mental and physical conditions; (4) the patient's length of care or treatment; (5) his or her liabilities; and (6) his or her assets including health insurance coverage.

Source:Laws 1969, c. 812, § 6, p. 3053; Laws 1985, LB 487, § 2; Laws 2012, LB871, § 3.