Vancouver Coastal Health seeking nearly $1M from foreign mother who allegedly skipped out on hospital bill

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Vancouver Coastal Health is suing a mother for allegedly not paying her bill after giving birth at Richmond Hospital six years ago.

According to a B.C. Supreme Court document, the defendant Yan Xia was not a resident of Canada when she was admitted to the hospital, and was provided treatment and services.

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The health authority alleges that by accepting those services, the defendant agreed to pay the plaintiff at its non-residential rate schedule, with interest of two per cent per month.

The court document states on October 23, 2012 — the plaintiff invoiced the defendant for almost $313,000 in services.

Now the health authority is seeking relief for the amount owing, plus costs.

None of these allegations has been proven in court.


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