This happened in North Carolina, where a no carry sign is legally binding (i.e., if you carry, you are in violation and can be arrested, not warned to leave)
So I spent some time at a local hospital's surgical care waiting room today while my wife has surgery. I carried concealed to avoid the inevitable confrontation with hospital security if I carried openly at a women's hospital.
We went last night for some pre-op treatment and checked carefully for any no-weapons signs. Saw none.
Looked carefully on arrival today (different entrance), saw none. Waiting in pre-op with my wife, no problems. As was being rolled into the OR, I was sent to the surgical waiting area. No signs on the entrance, but once I entered the first area had no signs, but another area (attached room with a TV) had a small sign on the wall over the TV saying no weapons, concealed or otherwise.
Now, NC state law says
My understanding is that "conspicuous notice" (according to my CCP instructor) means at the entrances to the premises.14-415 (c) ...where notice that carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited by the posting of a conspicuous notice or statement by the person in legal possession or control of the premises.
Question: what was my obligation as a CHP holder?
If I sat in the one section of the room where that was not posted, was I in violation of the law?
Was I obligated to leave the waiting room?