200.10 - Statewide Accounting Policy - Referral to the Attorney General's Office

Policy Area:  Accounts Receivable
Policy Sub Area:  N/A
Authority:  GS 147-86.21, GS 147-86.11(e)(4) and GS 147-86.11(e)(4a)
Effective Date:  7/1/1995
Last Revision Date:  N/A
Policy Owner/Division:  Statewide Accounting


The Attorney General’s Office is the primary agency responsible for the provision of all legal services and advice related to the collection of accounts receivable. For detailed procedures regarding submission of past-due accounts, please contact the Attorney General’s Office or the appropriate legal counsel.

If, within the first 60 days, it is apparent that collection of an account will not be secured without legal assistance or that compromise of the claim is justified (i.e., a formal settlement is to be made by the Attorney General’s Office, with part of the debt paid and the remainder discharged), the account shall be forwarded immediately to the Attorney General’s Office or the appropriate agency legal counsel. 

Where the agency has other procedures to secure payment (such as refusal to issue diplomas, refusal to issue licenses, or the ability to institute legal proceedings), it may elect to retain the file pending the results of such procedures. 

Where the debtor is paying a debt in periodic payments satisfactory to the agency, the account may be retained beyond 90 days, until the account is satisfied.



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