N.C. Gen. Stat. § 131E-91. Fair billing and collections practices for hospitals and ambulatory surgical facilities: Hospital Licensure Act – North CarolinaStatus: Enacted
Year Enacted: 1991
Year Amended: 2013
States that hospitals and facilities must provide an itemized bill in clear and understandable language to patients upon request, and gives hospitals 45 days to reimburse patients for overbilling. The law also provides for rules to prevent against abusive collections agency processes.