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Board upheld in denying practice exclusivity to licensees based on FTC v. North Carolina Dental Examiners

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The practice of installing laboratory fume hoods was not within the exclusive practice of the state's Board of HVACR Contractors' own licensees, a New Jersey appellate court held June 2.

The case is part of a years-long dispute between the trade and labor groups representing sheet metal workers and carpenters in New Jersey. In 2016, the named party, a board licensee, asked the board to state whether a HVACR contractor license is required for the installation of laboratory fume hoods.

The board returned a cagey answer, saying only that such installations "remain[] within the scope of practice for . . .

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