BizQuiz: How should you let clients pay? (Answer 1a)
1) A – Incorrect.
Dr. Salzsieder says no. In his jurisdiction in Washington state—and maybe yours—if you accept a check knowing there aren't funds to cover it and then discover it bounces later, the police can't prosecute on the bad check. "Veterinarians have been holding checks for years," he says. "But it's not the thing to do anymore."