29 States That Could Make Adult Children Pay for Mom’s Care

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Written By admin at Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Twenty-nine states have “filial support” laws on the books that could be used to go after patient’s families for unpaid long-term-care bills.

We described one case in Pennsylvania, the main state where health-care providers have started using such a law, in last weekend’s Family Value column, “Are You on the Hook for Mom’s Nursing-Home Bill?”

The question many people in other states asked, of course: What are the 29 states?

Here’s the list, according to a recent paper by Katherine Pearson, a law professor at Pennsylvania State University.

Keep in mind that usage in other states has been infrequent, though long-term-care providers could look to the Pennsylvania precendents as sources of payment become more constricted.

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