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New FTC Statement provides Guidance for Medical Board Compliance

As reported by The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) in April of this year, the US Supreme Court ruled that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners violated federal antitrust laws by preventing non-dentists from providing teeth whitening services in competition with the state’s licensed dentists. N.C. State Bd. […]

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Governor Gives Attorney General Oversight of State Medical Board

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin recently issued an executive order directing the state attorney general’s office to review all proposed actions of state regulatory boards. “The attorney general’s office already provides legal counsel to most state boards and commissions, but the executive order will formalize the process of reviewing board actions that could have anti-competitive ramifications,” […]

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FTC Guidance Expected State Boards Compliance with Court Ruling

In February in North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners v. the Federal Trade Commission, the US Supreme Court ruled that state regulatory boards composed of active participants in the regulated profession are not immune from federal and state anti-trust laws unless the board is actively supervised by the state. The Court held in the NC […]

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Supreme Court Ruling Could Impact Telemedicine Regulation

A recent US Supreme Court case could impact how state medical boards regulate the growth of telemedicine. In the case, North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Court held that the NC Board, composed of a majority of private-practice dentists, had engaged in restraint of trade in violation of […]

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