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49 Pa. Code § 23.63. Fee sharing.

§ 23.63. Fee sharing.

 (a)  No optometrist shall divide, share, split, or allocate, either directly or indirectly, any fee for optometric services or materials with any lay person, firm or corporation. This rule shall not be interpreted to prevent an optometrist from paying an employe in the regular course of employment.

 (b)  No optometrist shall divide or share any fee or compensation for optometric services rendered by him with anyone who is not licensed to practice optometry in this Commonwealth. No division of fees for service shall be made except with another optometrist, based upon a division of services or responsibility.

 (c)  Nothing in this section prohibits association, incorporation, employment or other contractual arrangements authorized by § §  23.33—23.36 and 23.43.


   The provisions of this §  23.63 amended under section 3(b)(14) of the Optometric Practice and Licensure Act (63 P.S. §  244.3(b)(14)).


   The provisions of this §  23.63 adopted September 16, 1965; amended October 28, 1988, effective October 29, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 4863. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (88260) and (69663).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  23.27a (relating to license by endorsement under 63 Pa.C.S. §  3111).

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