What is the statute of limitations for hospital or its agent to sue a patient for payment of services rendered?

Asked on September 10, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Colorado

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

This would an action based in contract--the agreement to provide services (medical care). In your state, the statute of limitations, or time period to start a lawsuit, for a contract action is three years; therefore, the hospital or its agent could take action against you up to three years after the patient's failure to pay when payment was due.


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