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Government plans regarding rents for pathology collection centres

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The Federal Government has previously revealed that it is planning to implement changes to the regulatory framework in relation to co-located pathology leasing, and is currently in consultation with stakeholders.

Prior to the July 2016 federal election, the Turnbull Government announced that if re-elected it would legislate to ‘address ambiguities and improve compliance regarding the charging of ‘fair market value’ rents for pathology collection centres’. This included plans to amend the Health Insurance Act 1973 (Cth) (‘Act’) to clarify the meaning of the term ‘market value’ to link it to relative local commercial market rents; and introduce mechanisms to ensure lease arrangements between medical practices and pathology providers are compliant.

In this article:

  • The current regulatory framework
  • Consultation with doctors and pathology companies
  • Implementation of changes to the regulatory framework
  • Practical considerations

Read the full article here: Alert - December 2016 - Government plans regarding rents for pathology collection centres