If I owe a hospital money and now they won’t let my daughter who has insurance receive treatment without paying them what I owe, is this legal?

Can they do this?

Asked on September 5, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Minnesota


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Although I really need more information my gut instinct is not only is it probably a violation of the law not to treat her it is most definitely unethical and they could get in to a whole lot of trouble depending.  Are they a private hospital?   Is the insurance coverage different from your coverage?  Is she an adult and independent?  I would contact the state Deaprtment of Insurance and the state attorney general's office.  Good luck.  

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