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Spousal liability for medical bills likely to be repealed

by | May 3, 2024 | collections, medical bills

In Minnesota, a spouse is liable for the medical and other necessary debts of their spouse, as long as they are living together at the time the debt is incurred, pursuant to Minn.Stat. § 519.05. This is regardless of whose name it is in. While hospitals will sometimes pursue a spouse, apparently even for end of life care, I have never seen a credit card company pursue spousal liability under this statute.

This article discusses what appears to be an advancing bill to repeal that provision.