A. Except as provided in subsections B and C of this section, when monies are appropriated to a budget unit for a specific program or purpose that is subject to reimbursement in whole or in part from federal monies or any other source, and that is so noted in the appropriation bill, the budget unit, on receipt of such reimbursement, shall deposit the monies, pursuant to sections 35-146 and 35-147, in the state general fund or the fund from which the appropriation was originally made. If the reimbursement is not noted in the appropriation bill, it may be credited to the account out of which the expenditure was incurred if the director of the budget unit determines that reimbursement within the fiscal year is necessary for operation of the budget unit and was not specifically considered and rejected by the legislature at the time of appropriating monies to the budget unit. The director of the budget unit shall notify the joint legislative budget committee, the governor’s office of strategic planning and budgeting and the state comptroller in writing of determinations made pursuant to this section.
Terms Used In Arizona Laws 35-142.01
- Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
- Budget unit: means any department, commission, board, institution or other agency of this state receiving, expending or disbursing state monies or incurring obligations against this state. See Arizona Laws 35-101
- Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
- Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215
B. When monies are appropriated to the Arizona health care cost containment system administration or the department of health services and the specific program or purpose for which the monies are appropriated is subject to reimbursement for reconciliation payments from or penalties against program contractors or health plans, the department or administration, on receipt of such reimbursement, shall deposit the monies, pursuant to sections 35-146 and 35-147, in the state general fund or the fund from which the appropriation was originally made. The Arizona health care cost containment system administration and the department of health services are prohibited from allowing reconciliation payments from or penalties against program contractors or health plans to be credited against future payments to the program contractor or health plan.
C. Notwithstanding section 35-190, the state department of corrections may credit against payments owed in the current fiscal year to the department’s health care contractor the amount of state and federal monies paid by the Arizona health care cost containment system administration for health care services on behalf of medicaid-eligible inmates regardless of the dates of service. On or before July 1 of each year, the director of the state department of corrections shall notify the directors of the joint legislative budget committee and the governor’s office of strategic planning and budgeting of the amount of credits against payments for the previous fiscal year.