I have a court approved, filed parenting agreement for my 4 year old son. I am designated the primary custodial parent with sole medical, dental, and mental health decision making. My son recently had to have 2 teeth pulled due to defects in the enamel that originated at birth. I filled out the... Read more »
Your ex still needs to pay his court ordered share of the bill. Since you have sole decision making authority, you can decide with the dentist about treatment. You can request judgment against him for the unpaid amount or cite him for contempt of court. I do not know anything about remedies against...Read more »
No, that is discrimination based upon alienage. This is a violation of your civil rights. First, work with the State of Colorado. This is the website to file a civil rights complaint with Colorado. https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/civil-rights/filing-a-charge
In 2016 I had a mix of ACA, employee, and Medicaid health insurance. As I was unemployed at the end of 2015 I had signed up for Medicaid. From that point on we received conflicting mail from the state saying it as on, off, etc - never clear. Thinking it was off at the time I started a new job in... Read more »
Based on your facts, the two 1095s show that you were doubly insured (which you now already know). The IRS does not consider insurance options--they only compute the penalties. Colorado will likely demur because you acted on your own behalf (even if based on confusion). As a result, the dual...Read more »
Now i have hospital bills, i may have trouble finding another job. My boss stayed in the room. HIPPA violations. I did work in the same hospital. I quit do to this. I have 2 hours of the admissions on video. With the mri, they irratiated my head and eyes for 30min. For a urine test. I have them... Read more »
I was unlawfully detained by fire/ems & threatened to go by amb to the hosp. or they'd call the cops. I was threatened with jail if I didn't sign the ER consent. I was told the same if I didn't step on the scale & do the sobriety tests (in the ER). I finally was allowed to go pee (told to leave... Read more »
The time of the arrest may be an issue, but the timing of the arrest usually does not impact failed test results. When you get a lawyer (either a PD or hire a private criminal lawyer) you can discuss the potential inadmissibility of the urine/blood tests.
I am aware that in the state of CO, minors of 15 may consent to some treatment, but I have also been informed that "a parent has to consent to medical treatments for a child under 18, unless the child is at least 15 years old, is living away from his or her parents, and is paying his or her own... Read more »
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As a general rule, the practice you mentioned is allowed. There are some...Read more »
Each state has a statute of limitations on debts (Colorado is 6 years--most are less, but the highest is Kentucky with 15 years). That said, it is possible that even though a debt has passed the SoL, it can be revived by the debtor (usually by acknowledging the debt). There is another possibility,...Read more »
Depends on her symptoms first time. Things can shift overnight. However focus on her care, then when all the dust has died down and she's well, Contact a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Assn who handles medical issues--they give free consults. While it's fresh in your mind, jot down what...Read more »
You have three options. One, you can appeal the insurance company's determination. Two, you can see if the insurance company's determination voids some or all of the medical charges because of the violation of the agreement between the doctor/hospital (I have seen over $200,000 worth of charges...Read more »
On probation for a dwai last year. Recently went to emergency room to assist in final leg of self-imposed withdrawals (from a substance not scheduled or controlled, but which could likely constitute prob violation against using "abusable" drugs - Tianeptine) and associated panic attack. In relation... Read more »
As a condition of parole, the general rule is that parolees cannot prevent the release of limited amounts of relevant medical records on request (often tied to the type of offense). The ER visit (with documentation) should be ok with your parole officer, as for Tianeptine this is a grey area. Since...Read more »
Healthcare should be covered under the separation agreement and custody agreement. For the minors it is totally reasonable to request that the father pay for their healthcare costs (esp. if he is historically the breadwinner--this request will likely reduce potential alimony requests). For you,...Read more »
Husband had dental work done prior to his 6 month waiting period. No one at the office had told him that he had this waiting period (understandably, we have the duty to read all fine print). However, I went to my own dentist and they notified me immediately of my waiting period and wouldnt... Read more »
From your facts is appears that your dental insurance company provided adequate notice to you and applicable dentists, so you likely do not have a claim against the insurance company. Turning to your husband's dentist, your situation is not a clear-cut case. Unless the dental agreement states...Read more »
I' handling a similar matter like this today. There is not a clear rule on this matter and it partly depends on your insurance. As a general rule, your insurance carrier requires the ambulance company (like all medical billers) to follow certain procedures. If the biller (the ambulance company)...Read more »
It may be a violation. However, therapists are allowed/required to report certain information. The most common exception is if a crime of significant injury/harm is likely to occur. Lawyers have this exception too incidentally... If you feel the reporting was not justified you can file a complaint...Read more »
Has a court already held that you are incompetent? If it hasn't there will be a required hearing in which the party trying to find you incompetent will have to prove by clear and convincing evidence (a heightened standard) that you are incompetent. You should seek legal representation (either a...Read more »
My overbearing parents are determined to have me medicated for depression even though I refuse treatment. 7 months ago they called the cops and had me taken in to the hospital for a mental evaluation. I was released within an hour because I was not suicidal and did not have intentions of harming... Read more »
From the US Constitution, an individual has a right to a judicial hearing before being involuntarily committed on an permanent basis. There is an exception that allows the state (i.e. police or social workers) to place a temporary hold (without a hearing) if there is a reasonable belief the...Read more »
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