No. 6929SC136.

167 S.E.2d 45 (1969)

4 N.C. App. 453

STATE of North Carolina ex rel. BROUGHTON HOSPITAL v. John Morris HOLLIFIELD, Guardian of Paul Conley, Incompetent.

Court of Appeals of North Carolina.

April 30, 1969.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Atty. Gen., Robert Morgan by Staff Atty., L. Philip Covington, Raleigh, for plaintiff appellee.

William C. Chambers, Marion, for defendant appellant.


Defendant's first contention is that a State institution, such as hospital, may institute a civil action for treatment and maintenance only during the period of time when the patient is actually receiving such treatment and maintenance. It is argued that once a patient leaves the State institution, the action for treatment and maintenance may be instituted only after the patient's death. In support of this position, defendant relies upon G.S. §...

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