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§ 449.22. Disclosure of interest in referral facilities

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1E. Disclosures by Practitioners of the Healing Arts (Refs & Annos)
35 P.S. § 449.22
§ 449.22. Disclosure of interest in referral facilities
(a) General rule.--Any practitioner of the healing arts shall, prior to referral of a patient to any facility or entity engaged in providing health-related services, tests, pharmaceuticals, appliances or devices, disclose to the patient any financial interest of the practitioner or ownership by the practitioner in the facility or entity. In making any referral, the practitioner of the healing arts may render any recommendations he considers appropriate, but shall advise the patient of his freedom of choice in the selection of a facility or entity.
(b) Penalty.--A person who violates this section shall be liable to the Commonwealth for a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000.
(c) Enforcement.--The licensing boards in the bureau shall enforce this section.

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1988, May 26, P.L. 403, No. 66, § 2, effective in 60 days.
35 P.S. § 449.22, PA ST 35 P.S. § 449.22
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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