§ 38.2-4500

Applicability of chapter

A. Except as otherwise provided by law, no arrangement for furnishing prepaid dental services or prepaid optometric services shall be organized, conducted or offered in this Commonwealth other than in the manner set forth in this chapter.

B. Nothing contained in this chapter prohibits any dentist or optometrist individually, in partnership with other dentists or optometrists, or as part of a professional corporation of dentists or optometrists from entering into agreements directly with his own patients, or with a parent, guardian, conservator, spouse or other family member acting in a patient’s behalf, involving payment for professional services to be rendered or made available in the future.


1980, c. 682, § 38.1-894; 1986, c. 562; 1997, c. 801.


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