Section 8 (Part 2): Essential Community Provider Trust Fund

There is hereby established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the Essential Community Provider Trust Fund, in this section called the trust fund. There shall be credited to the trust fund: (a) any funds that may be appropriated or transferred for deposit into the trust fund; and (b) any income derived from investment of amounts credited to the trust fund. In conjunction with the preparation of the commonwealth's annual financial report, the comptroller shall prepare and issue an annual report detailing the revenues and expenditures of the trust fund. The comptroller shall certify payments, including payments during the accounts payable period, in anticipation of revenues, including receivables due and collectibles during the months of July and August, from the trust fund for the purpose of making authorized expenditures. The health safety net office shall administer the trust fund and disburse funds from the trust fund for the purpose of payments to acute hospitals and community health centers under clause (6) of subsection (b) of section 35 of chapter 118G and any further regulations promulgated by the office.


Creates an Essential Community Provider Trust Fund. Funds will be used to make grant payments to hospitals and community health centers in accordance with criteria established by the new Health Safety Net Office.