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Division of fees—Rebating—Financial interest—Endorsement.

(1) Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are not to directly or indirectly request, receive or participate in the dividing, transferring, assigning, rebating or refunding of an unearned fee, or to profit by means of a credit or other valuable consideration such as an unearned commission, discount, or gratuity in connection with the furnishing of physical therapy services.
(2) Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who practice physical therapy as partners or in other business entities may pool fees and moneys received, either by the partnership or other entity, for the professional services furnished by any physical therapist or physical therapist assistant member or employee of the partnership or entity. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants may divide or apportion the fees and moneys received by them, in the partnership or other business entity, in accordance with the partnership or other agreement.
(3) There shall be no rebate to any health care practitioner who refers or authorizes physical therapy treatment or evaluation as prohibited by chapter 19.68 RCW.
(4) Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are not to influence patients to rent or purchase any items which are not necessary for the patient's care.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.74.023. WSR 08-17-026, § 246-915-190, filed 8/13/08, effective 8/13/08; WSR 91-02-011 (Order 103B), recodified as § 246-915-190, filed 12/21/90, effective 1/31/91; WSR 84-13-057 (Order PL 471), § 308-42-155, filed 6/19/84.]
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