10A NCAC 43B .0109 CLIENT AND THIRD PARTY FEES
(a) If a local provider imposes any charges on clients for maternal and child health services, such charges:
(1) Will be applied according to a public schedule of charges;
(2) Will not be imposed on low‑income individuals or their families;
(3) Will be adjusted to reflect the income, resources, and family size of the individual receiving the services.
(b) If client fees are charged, providers must make reasonable efforts to collect from third party payors.
(c) Client and third party fees collected by the local provider for the provision of maternal and child health services must be used, upon approval of the program, to expand, maintain, or enhance these services. No person shall be denied services because of an inability to pay.
History Note: Authority G.S. 130A‑124;
Eff. April 1, 1985;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. October 3, 2017.