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Is a person who has been forced into the hospital for court-ordered evaluation responsible for paying for the hospital bill?
Pinal County is responsible for paying for the inpatient days needed to complete the evaluations (usually no more than the first 3 days excluding weekends and holidays.) If the person continues to need inpatient services and/or has not yet had their hearing in front of a judge, the person’s insurance may be billed for the remainder of the stay. For those who are uninsured and eligible for Medicaid funding through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), the hospital staff will evaluate and assist the person in enrolling in these services.