All necessary and legal expenses for the cost of admission or commitment of a person to a hospital-school or a special unit when the person's legal settlement is found to be in another county of this state shall in the first instance be paid by the county from which the person was admitted or committed. The county of legal settlement shall reimburse the county so paying for all such expenses. Where any county fails to make such reimbursement within sixty days following submission of a properly itemized bill to the county of legal settlement, a penalty of not greater than one percent per month on and after sixty days from submission of the bill may be added to the amount due.
[C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3451; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, § 222.41; C66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 222.68]
Referred to in § 331.381
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