(a) There is established as a special fund the Hospital Fund ("Fund"), which shall be administered by the Department in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.
(b) Revenue from the following sources shall be deposited in the Fund:
(1) Fees collected under this subchapter;
(2) Interest and penalties collected under this subchapter; and
(3) Other amounts collected under this subchapter.
(c) Money in the Fund shall be used solely as set forth in § 44-664.13(a)(2).
(d)(1) The money deposited in the Fund shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time.
(2) Subject to authorization in an approved budget and financial plan, any funds appropriated in the Fund shall be continually available without regard to fiscal year limitation; provided, that any remaining money in the Fund at the end of each fiscal year shall be refunded to hospitals in proportion to the amounts paid by them.
For temporary (90-day) creation of this section, see § 5083 of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017, effective October 24, 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167; 64 DCR 10802).