SENATE BILL 843
AN ACT TO ENTITLE NORTHERN HOSPITAL OF SURRY COUNTY TO RECOVER ATTORNEY FEES AND TO COLLECT CHARGES BY ATTACHMENT AND GARNISHMENT.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Whenever hospital services are provided by Northern Hospital of Surry County and a recipient of such services fails to pay the charges fixed for such services for a period of 120 days after demand is made for the rendering of the amount due, the hospital may treat the amount due as if it were a tax due to the County of Surry and may attach rents, bank deposits or any other intangible property other than wages due and may proceed to collect the amount due as well as reasonable attorneys' fees, through the use of attachment and garnishment proceedings as provided in G.S. 105-364 and G.S. 105-368.
Sec. 2. This act shall become effective July 1, 1979.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 8th day of June, 1979.