Public Act 569
According to Public Act 569 of 2002, the following became effective December 1, 2002:
A person seeking reimbursement of medical expenses must file a complaint that shows that they demanded payment of the other parent within twenty-eight (28) days of the denial of payment by insurance and that the other parent has not paid that obligation within the 28 days of that demand.
The complaint for enforcement of medical expenses must be submitted within six (6) months after the date of the insurer's final denial of coverage; or within six (6) months after the obligor defaults on an agreement to pay; or within one (1) year of the date the expense was incurred.
When the Friend of the Court office receives a complaint that meets the above two mentioned requirements, the Friend of the Court will send the complaint to the obligated parent. If no objection is filed to the complaint within twenty-one (21) days by the obligated parent, the health care expense will become a support arrearage and it will be subject to enforcement.
How to Submit Your Complaint
The State of Michigan has developed the FOC 13 and FOC 13a forms to help you meet the requirements of this law. Please contact the Friend of the Court for the appropriate forms, or access the State Court Administrator's website to complete and print your own copy.
A parent submitting a complaint for enforcement of a health care expense should fully complete form FOC 13 and the "Requesting Party's Statement" section of form FOC 13a. If you have any questions, please contact your enforcement officer or the Friend of the Court main number at 517-264-4706, and press zero to speak to a receptionist.