Justices To Weigh Antitrust Future Of State Boards

Law360, New York (October 10, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will consider whether state professional boards regulating their competitors must be supervised by the state to be shielded from federal antitrust scrutiny, in a Federal Trade Commission case that could affect the way states regulate health care workers, attorneys and others.

The justices are set to hear arguments in an appeal from the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners, which claims it should be immune from the FTC's challenge to its policy blocking nondentists from offering teeth-whitening services under the state action doctrine.

The case is the Supreme Court's second look in three years...

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