Legislation


SB 241 – West Virginia

Status: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2023
Link: https://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/Bills_history.cfm?input=241&year=2023&sessiontype=RS&btype=bill

AN ACT to amend and reenact §16-62-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to patient brokering; requiring a state agency to regulate patient brokering; and requiring the development of a tool to facilitate complaints.
(a) It is unlawful for any person, including any health care provider or health care facility, to:

(1) Offer or pay a commission, benefit, bonus, rebate, kickback, or bribe, directly or indirectly, in cash or in kind, or engage in any split-fee arrangement, in any form whatsoever, to induce the referral of a patient or patronage to or from a health care provider or health care facility;

(2) Solicit or receive a commission, benefit, bonus, rebate, kickback, or bribe, directly or indirectly, in cash or in kind, or engage in any split-fee arrangement, in any form whatsoever, in return for referring a patient or patronage to or from a health care provider or health care facility;

(3) Solicit or receive a commission, benefit, bonus, rebate, kickback, or bribe, directly or indirectly, in cash or in kind, or engage in any split-fee arrangement, in any form whatsoever, in return for the acceptance or acknowledgment of treatment from a health care provider or health care facility;


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