Friday, July 19, 2013

Natalie D. v. State Dep't of Health Care Svcs. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 18, 2013)

I had never heard of "hippotherapy" before I read this opinion.  I suppose that even with my limited knowledge of Latin roots, I should have been able to figure out what it was before the third page of the opinion.  But I didn't.

I know now, though.  The clue being that it is not a type of physical therapy that involves putting the patient on a hippopotamus.

I also now know that California doesn't pay for it.  Just regular old PT.

POSTSCRIPT - A reader with an ancient tongue notes that "hippo" is actually a Greek root, not Latin.  My ignorance seems so much more justified!