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Securing financial information
Mental Hygiene (MHY) CHAPTER 27, TITLE E, ARTICLE 43
§ 43.05 Securing financial information.

(a) A person who applies for the reduction or waiver of fees on the
ground of inability to pay shall disclose all assets and shall file a
release to permit the department to investigate resources and assets and
to verify statements made in the application.

(b) The commissioner or his authorized representatives may develop
sufficient financial information through investigations and shall have
the power to initiate proceedings in a court of competent jurisdiction
to discover property, including the examination and inventory of safe
deposit boxes leased by a patient, and to otherwise secure payment from
all patients or persons liable for them.

(c) Banking organizations, insurance companies, brokers, fiduciaries,
business managers, guardians, trustees, representative payees of
resources and assets of a patient, or any relative or person having
knowledge of any resources and assets of a patient, upon request of the
commissioner or his authorized representative, shall furnish full
information on the resources and assets of a patient or of any person
legally responsible for the support of a patient.