(a)  Accounts may be compromised where there is an outstanding balance and the responsible party does not have the ability to pay the account or where the ability to pay is insufficient to cover the full charge.

(b)  Institutional directors are authorized upon request from a payor to compromise past due accounts in an amount under ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

(c)  When an institution has received a request for a compromise of a past due account for an amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more the institution will gather all pertinent information and submit it to the appropriate board or commission through the Division Director.

(d)  If a payor is dissatisfied with the decision of the Board or Commission he may request a review by the Secretary of the Department of Human Resources through the Controller of the Department of Human Resources.  If satisfaction is not reached at this point, the Attorney General may be requested to review and bring action either in the Superior Court of Wake County or in the county where the institution is located.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑118; 143B‑10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1989; July 1, 1980;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 23, 2017.