Authorization of Treatment and Assignment of Benefits
I authorize Step By Step Pediatrics, PC to treat my child. I further authorize the release of medical information necessary for the completion of insurance forms. I authorize payment directly to Step By Step Pediatrics, PC for all medical benefits otherwise payable to me under the terms of my insurance. I understand that I am financially responsible for all co-payments and any charges not payable by my insurance. A photocopy of this authorization shall be considered as effective and valid as the original. If my unpaid balance is turned over to an outside collection agency, I understand that I am responsible for any and all applicable collection fees.
I understand that if my child’s physician, or any person employed by or under the direction and control of my child’s physician(s), is directly exposed to my child’s body fluids in any manner which may, according to the then current guidelines for the Center for Disease Control, transmit the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B or C viruses, that I am deemed by law to have consented to testing for infection with HIV or hepatitis B or C viruses. I further understand that by law I will have deemed to have consented to the release of these test results to the person who is exposed to my child’s body fluids.