The hospital kept credit card information on file for my father so his prescriptions and co-pays would be covered so he did not have to hassle with paying each time. He died in the hospital. 5 days later the hospital closed out his account and charged his credit card $825. Is this legal? I'd like to have postponed that payment until probate could take care of it out of the estate. That money drew directly on his bank account which I share and need to pay bills.