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Commissioners pass resolution to sell home health care agency

The Stanly County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Monday to approve the sale of the county’s home health agency.

Erin Roberts of Roberts Law Firm presented the resolution to the board to allow the sale of the agency to Bright Spring Health Services for $3.3 million.

Previously, the commissioners had authorized staff to create a letter of intent for Bright Spring to purchase the agency.

Roberts said the county can keep all accounts receivable from the agency prior to the sale date. She added Bright Spring will maintain an office in Stanly and will “provide the same or similar services that the county provided prior to the closing to individuals in need of such services to ensure indigent care is available to the population.”

Roberts said a state regulation requires patient notification at least 30 days prior to the closing of the sale.

After conducting public hearings regarding the sale of the agency, the commissioners’ resolution authorizes County Manager Andy Lucas to execute a final version of the asset purchase agreement and the sales documents per advice of counsel.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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