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      RS 37:1741     



§1741.  Laboratory tests; disclosure of costs; violations

A.  No person licensed in the state to practice medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, veterinary medicine, or chiropractic shall agree or contract with any clinical, bioanalytical, or hospital laboratory, wherever located, to pay such laboratory for individual tests or analyses, combinations of tests or analyses, or tests or analysis series for patients or animals, and thereafter include such costs in his bill or statement submitted to the patient or other person for payment, unless the practitioner discloses on the bill or statement the name and address of the laboratory and the net amount or amounts paid or to be paid to the laboratory for the individual test or analysis, the combination of tests or analyses, or test or analysis series so included.

B.  The respective state licensing boards having jurisdiction over the practitioners enumerated above, in addition to all other authority granted by this Title, may revoke, suspend, or deny renewal of the license of any practitioner who violates the provisions of this Section.

Added by Acts 1978, No. 370, §1.  Acts 1993, No. 202, §1.

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