2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 25 - Institutions of the State
Chapter 11 - Fiscal Provisions
Section 25-11-105 - Limitation on Liability of Responsible Relatives; Liability of Relatives, Patient and Estate After Release or Death; Exception.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 25-11-105 (2021)

25-11-105. Limitation on liability of responsible relatives; liability of relatives, patient and estate after release or death; exception.

(a) The liability of a parent or spouse of a resident for payment of established charges shall not exceed two (2) years of cumulative care at the state institution. Voluntary payments for care in excess of the two (2) year limitation may be accepted. This section does not limit the obligation, created by contract or law, of third party payments for resident or temporary services.

(b) Subject to the limitation in subsection (a) of this section, the resident, his estate and other legally responsible persons are liable after release of the resident for the payment of any unpaid established charge. If a resident or a released resident dies, his estate is liable for all unpaid established charges unless the department exercising direct authority and control over the institution determines that no claim or a lesser claim should be filed against the estate due to the need for support from the proceeds of the estate of the legal dependents of the resident who are the beneficiaries of his estate.

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