Pennsylvania recently enacted a new law, which, among other things, prohibits clinical laboratories, both in state and out-of-state, from leasing or renting space, shelves, equipment, or other services from healthcare providers in order to set up a collection station in the practitioner’s office. The new law also prohibits clinical laboratories from providing personnel to perform services in a Pennsylvania healthcare provider’s office for any reason. While the law does not expressly apply to anatomic laboratories, it is anticipated that based on the definition of a clinical laboratory, which refers to microscopical tests and the use of specialized apparatuses, it will equally apply to anatomic laboratories as well.
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