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What is the statute of limitations on billing a patient for

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What is the statute of limitations on billing a patient for services? I saw a chiropractor 7 times from 12/2001-2/2002 & pd. $1302 out of pocket. Never rec'd itemized bill. In 2008 he started trying to collect $424 more
What state were the services rendered in?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I am in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area

You are correct that the Statute of Limitations may have run.

The Georgia SOL to collect a debt is 6 years. This does not mean that a bill collector cannot attempt to collect the debt. However it does mean that if the creditor files a lawsuit to collect the debt, the debtor can assert the defense of the SOL and have the action dismissed.
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