C.R.S. Section 38-27.5-101
Legislative declaration


The general assembly hereby finds and declares that:


Residents of the state who are injured as the result of the negligence or wrongful acts of another person should receive timely medical services and care for their injuries, even if they have limited or no health insurance;


Health-care providers sometimes provide medical services and care to injured persons and agree to delay payment for their services in exchange for a lien on any money received as a result of a claim or claims that the injured person asserts against third parties or under an uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance policy;


It is in the best interests of the residents of the state to ensure that:


Compensation to an injured person is not reduced merely because a health-care provider assigns or sells such a lien to another person; and


The charges underlying health-care provider liens are not excessive, unreasonable, or inflated and that health-care provider liens are not subject to surcharges, finance charges, interest, or other increases to the amount of the health-care provider lien; and


This article 27.5 is intended to encourage health-care providers to promptly treat people who have limited or no health insurance and who have been injured as the result of the negligent or wrongful acts of another person, provide injured persons equal access to health care, and protect injured persons from excessive, unreasonable, or inflated health-care service charges and surcharges associated with health-care provider liens.

Source: Section 38-27.5-101 — Legislative declaration, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-38.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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Current through Fall 2024

§ 38-27.5-101’s source at colorado​.gov