- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Board upheld in denying practice exclusivity to licensees based on FTC v. North Carolina Dental Examiners
- Physician seeking exam exemption from national specialty certifying body must bring suit in Texas, where certifier is located
- Discipline of agent who defrauded clients & skipped hearing upheld
- Discipline of licensee for showing patient records to wife upheld
- Board must hear MD’s appeal of order to submit to three-day impairment evaluation
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) signaled the states that it won't back off its antitrust oversight of state professional regulation, in making a major proposal and several comments on state licensing laws during the last months of 2016.
Most significant was the FTC's publication, in a Federal Register notice December 7, of a proposed revision to the 2004 Eyeglass Rule, which opened competition among dispensers of eye products by requiring optometrists and other prescribers to release contact lens prescriptions to patients. Having . . .
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