[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Rockwood as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Reimbursement of Expenses Incurred by City
Article II Emergency Medical Services
[Adopted 11-17-2010 by Ord. No. 461]
The City of Rockwood may seek reimbursement from any person who is or was a convicted inmate in the municipal jail or in the county jail for expenses incurred by the City of Rockwood in relation to the incarceration of that person in accordance with the provisions of the Inmate Reimbursement to Municipalities Act (IRMA), being Act No. 88 of Public Acts of 2006, as amended (MCLA 801.311), including but not limited to the following:
Actual per diem cost of maintaining an inmate, not to exceed $650 per day.
The cost of providing medical treatment, prescription drugs, dental care and other medical examinations or procedures.
To investigate the financial status of the inmate.
Any other expenses incurred by the municipality to collect payments under IRMA.
The Chief of Police shall develop a form with the City Attorney, on behalf of the municipality, to obtain the financial status of all sentenced inmates and each pretrial detainee whose prosecution resulted in conviction, incarcerated in the municipal jail or housed in the county jail. The form shall provide for obtaining the age and marital status of the inmate, number and ages of the children of the inmate, number and ages of all dependents, type and value of real estate, type and value of personal property, cash and bank accounts, type and value of investments, pensions and annuities, and any other personalty of significant cash value.
At and in accordance with a request from City Council, the Chief of Police shall forward to the City Council a list containing the name of each sentenced inmate and each pretrial detainee whose prosecution resulted in conviction from whom reimbursement may be sought, the term of the sentence or the period of pretrial detention and the date of admission to the municipal jail or county jail, together with information regarding the financial status of each inmate.
The City Council may investigate or cause to be investigated all reports furnished by the Chief of Police for the purpose of securing reimbursements from such inmate or pretrial detainee whose prosecution resulted in conviction.
Any person failing to pay the amount or amounts due to the City of Rockwood within 30 days of the mailing or personal delivery of a demand for payment, shall be referred to the City Attorney for the purpose of commencing a civil action against the person for reimbursement for maintenance and support of that person while he or she is or was confined to jail, for costs and charges to the City of Rockwood by a county for housing that person in the County jail, and for such other expenses for which the City may be reimbursed under the IRMA. The civil action brought hereunder shall be pursuant to Section 7 of the IRMA.
[Adopted 2-1-2012 by Ord. No. 475]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was originally adopted as Ch. 70 but was renumbered to maintain the organization of the Code.
Any person held in custody, confined or incarcerated by the City, including but not limited to individuals who are under arrest; incarcerated; imprisoned; escaped from confinement; under supervised release; on medical furlough; residing in a mental health facility or halfway house; living under home detention; or confined completely or partially in any way under a state or local penal statute, ordinance or rule, shall be solely responsible for the payment of any medical services rendered to, and received by, that person during the course of his or her confinement with the City, or at the City's or court's direction, including, without limitation, transportation to and from a medical treatment facility, and any treatment deemed necessary by his or her treating physician, whether or not requested by the prisoner; and shall be required to reimburse the City in full for any fees or charges incurred for such services, if not paid directly to medical facility or practitioner by the prisoner or his or her insurance carrier.