Pathology Rents

Changes to the laws prohibiting inappropriate commercial relationships between requesters and providers of pathology services came into effect on 1 March 2008.

Page last updated: 19 July 2017

Rent or other benefits may, in certain circumstances, breach the prohibited practices provisions of the Health Insurance Act 1973 . Those provisions prohibit the offer or acceptance of benefits that would be reasonably likely to induce a requester of pathology services to request those services from a provider.

Concerns which relate to the use or occupation of pathology approved collection premises can be made by:

Inappropriate Practice

Indications of suspected inappropriate practices may include:

  • extremes in rent paid
  • inducements associated with rental agreements
  • inducements offered to providers of pathology services or requestors of these services
  • vacant or unused rented space for the use of pathology services within 60 days of the lease agreement.

Further information

The Red Book - Changes to Laws Relating to Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Legislation relating to Pathology

Legislative Amendments Relating to Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging

Department of Health Privacy Policy

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