Thursday, November 16, 2006

New rules in Quebec for doctors renting from pharmacists

I'm quite sure that similar arragements happen between landlords and tenants in other types of industries regularly. This is an example of how the business of health care in Canada is not treated just like any other business. Is that good or bad?

From CBC News:
The Quebec government is putting a halt to the controversial practice of doctors getting a break on rent if they locate their clinics in buildings owned by pharmacists.

Jean Charest's government tabled legislation on Wednesday to limits trade-offs between the two groups of professionals.

The bill will force pharmacists to charge market-value rent to physicians who are tenants in their buildings, and will charge fines up to $20,000 for repeat offenders. ...more

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