Part 2. Modernized Hospital Assessments.

108A-146.1. Public hospital assessment.

(a) The public hospital assessment imposed under this Part shall apply to all public acute care hospitals.

(b) The public hospital assessment shall be assessed as a percentage of each public acute care hospital's hospital costs. The assessment percentage shall be calculated quarterly by the Department of Health and Human Services in accordance with this Part. The percentage for each quarter shall equal the aggregate assessment collection amount under G.S. 108A-146.5 multiplied by the public hospital historical assessment share and divided by the total hospital costs for all public acute care hospitals holding a license on the first day of the assessment quarter. (2021-61, s. 2.)