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Yes. Idaho Code 31-3504(4) provides that:
"Upon application for financial assistance an automatic lien shall attach to all real and personal property of the applicant and on insurance benefits to which the applicant may become entitled." The lien shall also attach to any additional resources to which it may legally attach not covered.
For more information, contact County Assistance at 208-446-1886.
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Idaho Code 31-3510(A) provides that if a county or the state provides any financial assistance to pay for medical services, the applicant shall be obligated to reimburse the county and the State Catastrophic Health Care Cost Program for such reasonable portion as the Board of County Commissioners may determine the applicant is able to repay over a reasonable period of time. Please click on this link, Liens and Reimbursement for more information.
Yes, per Idaho Code 31-3505(D). You may appeal a denial of your application by filing a written Notice of Appeal with the Board of County Commissioners (this can be filed in the office of County Assistance). Your Notice of Appeal must be filed within 28 days of the date of the initial determination. If you do not file this appeal timely, the decision of the Board is final. There is no cost to file an appeal.
Please be advised that the provider (doctor or hospital) has the legal right to file an appeal on its own behalf if your application is denied and they may pursue the appeal, even if you choose not to. If an appeal is timely filed, a hearing will be scheduled before the Board of County Commissioners and you will receive a notice from this office giving you the time, date and place of the hearing. You have the right to appear at the hearing and be heard by the Board regarding the denial of your application.
State law requires payment within 60 days of Board of Kootenai County Commissioners approval. Contact County Assistance for more information.