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Payment for services
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 5, TITLE 6
§ 586. Payment for services. 1. It shall be unlawful for any purveyor
of clinical laboratory services, directly or indirectly, through any
person, firm, corporation or association or its officers or agents, to
bill or receive payment, reimbursement, compensation or fee from any
person other than the recipient of the services, such recipient being
the person upon whom the clinical services have been or will be

2. The provisions of subdivision one of this section shall be
inapplicable to services rendered by a clinical laboratory operated by
the state of New York; and to payment by:

(a) A legal relative of the recipient of the services;

(b) An insurance carrier designated by the recipient of the services;

(c) A hospital as defined in article twenty-eight of this chapter on
behalf of an in-patient or out-patient of such hospital having been the
recipient of the services;

(d) One purveyor to another purveyor for actual services rendered;

(e) An industrial firm only for its own employees;

(f) A trade union health facility only for its registered patients;

(g) Governmental agencies and/or their specified public or private
agent, agency or organization on behalf of the recipient of the

(h) A substance abuse or chemical dependence program which has been
approved to operate by the office of alcoholism and substance abuse
services pursuant to the provision of section 23.01 or article
thirty-two of the mental hygiene law on behalf of clients of such a
program having been the recipient of the services; and

(i) A health maintenance organization operating in accordance with
article forty-three of the insurance law or article forty-four of this

3. The public health council shall adopt and amend rules and
regulations, subject to approval by the commissioner, to effectuate the
provisions and purposes of this section.