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36-472 - Rebates, feesplitting and solicitation of referrals prohibited
36-472. Rebates, fee-splitting and solicitation of referrals prohibited
A. The owner or director of a laboratory shall not personally or through an agent, solicit the referral of specimens to his or any other laboratory in a manner which offers or implies an offer of rebates to persons submitting specimens or other fee-splitting inducements or participate in any fee-splitting arrangement. This applies to contents of fee schedules, billing methods or personal solicitation. The contractual provision of laboratory services for a fixed fee independent of the number of specimens submitted for such services is declared to be a violation of this section.
B. The bill to the patient shall specify the actual charge by the reference laboratory together with the reasonable specimen collection charge by the referring laboratory or physician.