With the recent release of its draft of The National Medical Commission (NMC) Professional Conduct Guidelines, the apex medical regulator has sought to issue a crackdown on the rampant practice of unethical referrals to other medical practitioners as well as diagnostic laboratories in exchange for a sum or a percentage of their fee also known as a “referral” or a “cut”

While the previous Medical Council of India ( MCI) Code of Ethics also categorized the practice of referrals as “unethical” , the NMC in its draft has linked this unethical pracitce to a quantum of punishment that can range from a 1-month suspension to a 3-month suspension.

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NMC Orders Crackdown On Referral Fee, Commissions, And Online Procurement Of Patients

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