Watch Out Medical Debt Collectors: You Do Not Have Consent to Make that Call!
Posted on January 29, 2014
Florida courts have issued several recent orders analyzing prior express consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in the context of collecting medical debts. Most recently, on January 10, 2014, the Southern District of Florida issued an order ruling that consent provided to the hospital does not extend to the subcontractor emergency room physicians treating the patient. Hines v. CMRE Fin. Servs., Inc., 2014 WL 105224 (S.D. Fla. Jan. 10, 2014).