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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_90 > GS_90-401

§ 90‑401.  Referralfees and payment for certain solicitations prohibited.

A health care provider shall not financially compensate in any manner aperson, firm, or corporation for recommending or securing the health careprovider's employment by a patient, or as a reward for having made arecommendation resulting in the health care provider's employment by a patient.No health care provider who refers a patient of that health care provider toanother health care provider shall receive financial or other compensation fromthe health care provider receiving the referral as a payment solely orprimarily for the referral. This section shall not be construed to prohibit ahealth care provider's purchase of advertising which does not entail directpersonal contact or telephone contact of a potential patient. (1991 (Reg. Sess., 1992), c. 858, s. 1; 1993 (Reg.Sess., 1994), c. 689, s. 2.)