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FTC Voices Support for VA Telehealth Proposed Rule

Add one more voice to the chorus of those who approve of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) new proposed rule on telehealth. The staff of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently weighed in, submitting comments to the VA in support of the rule. “FTC staff believe that the proposed rule would likely increase access […]

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FTC Investigates Texas Medical Board for Possible Antitrust Violations

In a significant development for state medical boards, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has confirmed it is investigating the Texas Medical Board (TMB) over antitrust concerns, POLITICO reports. Earlier this month, the FTC and Department of Justice filed a joint amicus brief siding with Teladoc in its federal antitrust lawsuit against the Board.  The brief […]

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CTeL Summit Session: Could Your Telehealth Marketing Ignite an FTC Sanction or a Lawsuit?

On November 17, attendees of the Fall 2016 CTeL Telehealth Summit will focus on an important emerging issue for the telehealth community: the potential risks and liability posed by telehealth marketing. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with jurisdiction over truth in advertising, is turning its attention to telehealth marketing claims. So are private litigators. They […]

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FDA Sets It’s Sights on Silicon Valley’s Digital Health Boom

As the digital health market continues to grow rapidly, it is expected that regulatory scrutiny from the Food and Drug Association (FDA) and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) would continue to increase in innovation centers across the US, specifically Silicon Valley. “When the process is managed right, we know that the government can be […]

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Telemedicine Faces Scrutiny by State Regulatory Boards and FTC

As result of a February 2015 ruling by the US Supreme Court, state legislators, governors, and attorneys general continue to evaluate the structure and composition of their regulatory boards’ membership in order to fully comply with federal antitrust law. In the case, North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the […]

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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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The FTC Competition and Consumer Protection Missions CTeL Summit

“Federal Trade Commission: Competition and Consumer Protection Missions“ will be the special topic at the Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) Executive Telehealth Fall Summit 2015. The CTeL Executive Summit will be held on November 12-13, 2015 in Washington, DC. CTeL is pleased to feature two key Federal Trade Commission (FTC) legal […]

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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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