36-6A-39. Fee-splitting as misdemeanor--Partnerships and employment excepted. Except as permitted by chapter 47-12, it is a Class 2 misdemeanor for any licensee, registrant, or dental corporation to divide fees with, or to promise to pay a part of a fee to, or to pay a commission to any dentist or any other person, who sends patients for treatment or operation. However, nothing in this section prohibits dentists from forming a bona fide partnership for the practice of dentistry, nor the actual employment of a licensee or registrant.
Source: SDC 1939, §§ 27.0615, 27.9916; SL 1971, ch 213, § 27; SL 1977, ch 190, § 150; SL 1992, ch 269, § 41; SL 2015, ch 199, § 42.
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