The Red Book

This guide aims to clarify how the laws relating to pathology and diagnostic imaging affect both requesters and providers of pathology and diagnostic imaging services.


The Red Book

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This guide is not a substitute for legal advice. You should seek independent legal advice if you have any doubts about the legality of a proposed commercial arrangement.

In addition to the provisions relating to prohibited benefits, the payment of inducements and similar arrangements may also be illegal under state and territory laws relating to medical practice. Such arrangements may also raise concerns under the restrictive trade practices provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

The ACCC has more information on anti-competitive behaviour.

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