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Virginia Board of Dentistry - Legislation that Would Prohibit Fee Splitting

June 17, 2014

During the VA Board of Dentistry’s meeting on June 13, 2014, they approved drafted legislation that would prohibit fee splitting.  This will be introduced during the 2015 General Assembly Session.  The approved language is as follows:

“No dentist shall directly or indirectly accept or tender any form of compensation or inducement or split a fee with any third party, including another dentist, for bringing, sending or recommending a patient for dental services.  Advertising or marketing dental services by sharing a specified portion of the professional fees collected from prospective or actual patients with the entity providing the advertising or marketing shall constitute fee splitting.”