fee-splitting

[fee-split-ing]
noun
the practice of dividing a fee for professional services between two professional persons, as between a referring doctor and a specialist, without the knowledge of the client.

Origin:
1940–45

fee-splitter, noun
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Fees paid by one professional to another, such as fee-splitting or referral fees.
Social workers shall not participate in illegal fee-splitting arrangements, nor shall they give or accept kickbacks for referrals.
Thus, the only option available would have been a fee-splitting arrangement.
The policy behind fee-splitting is to prevent potential dangers to clients.
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