Law to curb cut practice: Most doctors against ACB probing c
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After receiving more than 250 suggestions and objections, most of which were from doctors, the draft of the law against cut practice is likely to be finalised soon.The Maharashtra Prevention of Cut Practices Act, 2017, is intended to make accepting or offering commissions for referral of patients by any healthcare provider as a legal offence. Offenders will be liable to pay fine up to Rs 50,000 and face imprisonment up to five years, or both. The law gives the state power to initiate suo-moto proceedings against offenders without lodging a formal complaint.

Indian Medical Association (IMA) is against the act as it can be used as a tool to harass those who are rightfully earning their living and since the definition of cut practice is too convoluted, smaller nursing homes and private doctors will bear the brunt of the act rather than actual offenders. Majority of those who made suggestions are against the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) investigating complaints related to cut practice.

The suggestions will be put up before the committee for discussion, before the final draft of the law is submitted to the state for enactment.the doctors are suggesting that investigations should be done by a special committee or by members of Maharashtra Medical Council...

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