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Owner of a medical laboratory giving doctors some money so that they will send their patients to him

Is it permissible for the owner of a medical laboratory to make an agreement with some doctors so that they will send their patients to him in return for a payment for these tests? 
Please note that this will not be paid for by the patients and that the charges for these tests will be the same as the charges in other labs.

Praise be to Allaah.  

It is not permissible for the owner of the lab to give the doctor who sends a patient to him for testing a share of the money, because that is regarded as a kind of bribe, which is haraam. 

And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allaah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.

From Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 23/566.
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