There is no "law" on a minimum in any state that I am aware of.
Why not call the Dr.
and set up a payment plan.
I am $30,000.00 in debt after 3 surgeries.
If you set up a plan - say $50.00 per mo and you make the payments on time and don`t miss a payment,
in most states,
they cannot put you in collection.
Most will want to work with you.
Thanks to our non-functioning economy,
MANY are in the same boat.
and work something out.
It is way better than ruining your credit score.
They may push you for more...some pushed us for $75 per mo,
but they know - and tell them - if they sell the bill to collections,
they will get 40 to 50% on their dollar.
Remind them you are willing to make payments at a certain amt,
but it needs to be more than $10.
Start with $50 - and don`t eat out.
Big waste of $$.