Proposition 202 Trauma & Emergency Services Fund Payments
In November 2002, Arizona voters approved Proposition 202, the Indian Gaming and Self-Reliance
Act. Among other things, the initiative established the Arizona Benefits Fund, consisting of tribal
gaming revenues paid to the State on a quarterly basis. The Benefits Fund is administered by the
Department of Gaming. To help offset the readiness and costs of Level I Trauma Centers and the increasing
volume in Emergency Departments, a portion of these funds are transferred to AHCCCS for distribution.
Scheduled Payment Dates
Trauma Funds are typically scheduled to be paid in February and August of each year. Emergency Department payments are typically scheduled to be made in August each year.