2013 New York Consolidated Laws
PBH - Public Health
Article 5 - LABORATORIES
Title 6 - (585 - 588) LABORATORY BUSINESS PRACTICES
586 - Payment for services.


NY Pub Health L § 586 (2012) What's This?
 
    §  586. Payment for services. 1. It shall be unlawful for any purveyor
  of clinical laboratory services, directly  or  indirectly,  through  any
  person,  firm,  corporation or association or its officers or agents, to
  bill or receive payment, reimbursement, compensation  or  fee  from  any
  person  other  than  the recipient of the services, such recipient being
  the person upon  whom  the  clinical  services  have  been  or  will  be
  rendered.
    2.  The  provisions  of  subdivision  one  of  this  section  shall be
  inapplicable to services rendered by a clinical laboratory  operated  by
  the state of New York; and to payment by:
    (a) A legal relative of the recipient of the services;
    (b) An insurance carrier designated by the recipient of the services;
    (c)  A  hospital as defined in article twenty-eight of this chapter on
  behalf of an in-patient or out-patient of such hospital having been  the
  recipient of the services;
    (d) One purveyor to another purveyor for actual services rendered;
    (e) An industrial firm only for its own employees;
    (f) A trade union health facility only for its registered patients;
    (g)  Governmental  agencies  and/or  their specified public or private
  agent, agency  or  organization  on  behalf  of  the  recipient  of  the
  services;
    (h)  A  substance  abuse or chemical dependence program which has been
  approved to operate by the office  of  alcoholism  and  substance  abuse
  services   pursuant  to  the  provision  of  section  23.01  or  article
  thirty-two of the mental hygiene law on behalf  of  clients  of  such  a
  program having been the recipient of the services; and
    (i)  A  health  maintenance  organization operating in accordance with
  article forty-three of the insurance law or article forty-four  of  this
  chapter.
    3.  The  public  health  council  shall  adopt  and  amend  rules  and
  regulations, subject to approval by the commissioner, to effectuate  the
  provisions and purposes of this section.

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