FTC Wants Larger Role For Nontraditional Health Providers

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 12:36 AM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission has a well-established role in promoting competition in the health care industry through enforcement, study and advocacy. To that end, the agency actively urges the opening of health care markets to a broader range of providers.

For example, the FTC previously found that a state dentistry board illegally thwarted competition by working to bar nondentist providers of teeth-whitening goods and services.[1] In 2011, the agency issued competition advocacy comments to a pending bill in Tennessee, concluding that the proposed physician-supervision requirements for...
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