6th Circ. Says Ohio Dentist Can Sue Over Board's Ad Rules

Law360, New York (August 27, 2014, 6:48 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit ruled Wednesday that an Ohio dentist has standing to sue the Ohio State Dental Board in federal court over alleged First Amendment violations for restricting him from advertising himself as an endodontist specialist while also practicing as a general dentist.

A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court's dismissal of Dr. Russell Kiser's suit against the Ohio State Dental Board over its regulation that if a dentist chooses to advertise as a specialist in a recognized field, he may not practice or advertise services outside the scope of that specialty.

The panel determined...

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