FTC Says NC Dental Bill Would Thwart Competition

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission criticized a North Carolina bill Tuesday that would give the state's dental board authority over organizations that provide back-office support for dentists, warning that the proposal would limit competition among dentists while doing little to make patients safer.

The legislation likely would make it easier for the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners to shut down so-called dental service organizations, which provide bookkeeping, accounting, scheduling and other nonclinical business management services for dentists in order to allow practitioners to focus on patient...
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