Does a patient have a statutory right to access medical assistance with reasonable promptness?

MultiRegion, United States of America

The following excerpt is from Shakhnes v. Berlin, 689 F.3d 244 (2nd Cir. 2012):

7.Cf. Doe v. Chiles, 136 F.3d 709, 717 (11th Cir.1998) (statutory right to medical assistance with reasonable promptness was deemed to be fleshed out by corresponding regulations, which required (a) that medical aid be furnished without any delay caused by the agency's administrative procedures, and (b) that eligibility determinations be made within 90 days for disability-based applications and within 45 days for all others).

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