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Un-Vacated: Nevada Supreme Court Confirms $6.7M Franchise Arbitration Award

In a decision that is very skinny on the facts, a unanimous Nevada Supreme Court recently un-vacated a significant arbitration award in a dispute over dental franchises. In Half Dental Franchise, LLC v. Houchin, 2017 WL...more

Attention Dental Offices - Are You Ready for TOSHA?

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

Tennessee OSHA (“TOSHA”) has announced a new Local Emphasis Program related to dental practices and facilities. Based upon data recorded by TOSHA over a ten year period covering 30 inspections performed at dental offices,...more

Texas Dentistry Regulation Has No Teeth

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

A divided Fifth Circuit has affirmed a lower court ruling that an advertising restriction promulgated by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners violates the First Amendment rights of the plaintiff dentists. The Texas...more

Governor Holds Final Bill Signing Session

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

On May 4th, Governor Larry Hogan conducted his last bill signing session for the 2017 Maryland General Assembly session. Although bill numbers are listed, once signed they become law, but the corresponding chapter numbers are...more

FTC Supports Easing Dental Hygienist Restrictions, Increasing Access to Underserved

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) released a statement on January 29 in support of a Georgia state bill that would further relax supervision requirements for dental hygienists. The proposed bill would expand...more

FTC Enforcement in Schein: Misleading Statements about Encryption and Cybersecurity

On January 5, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entered into a consent order with dental software manufacturer Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc. ("Schein") in connection with allegations that Schein had made...more

EPA'S Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rules May Impose Significant Burdens on Health Care Facilities - Comment Period Runs Until...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has promulgated its proposed regulation of “hazardous waste pharmaceuticals,” i.e., pharmaceutical residues discarded from health care facilities which also meet EPA’s long-standing...more

HELP! FTC Staff Steps Up to the Plate with Guidance for State Officials on Regulating Occupational Boards

by BakerHostetler on

Answering the call from state officials seeking advice regarding antitrust compliance for state boards responsible for regulating occupations, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Staff have stepped up to answer two questions...more

New FTC Guidance on Antitrust Immunity for State Regulatory Boards

by Burr & Forman on

This week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its much-anticipated Staff Guidance on what sort of supervision states should provide to regulatory boards in order for those boards to qualify for antitrust immunity. In...more

HHS Issues Proposed 340B Program Omnibus Guidance: Five Things to Watch

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The 340B Drug Pricing Program (340B Program), established by Section 602 of the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992, is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of HHS. The 340B Program requires...more

CFPB enters into consent order with company charged with deceptive health care credit enrollment practices

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has entered into a consent order with Springstone Financial, LLC to settle charges that the company was responsible for alleged deceptive and misleading acts and practices in connection with enrolling consumers in a...more

Ruling on Economic Favoritism Puts ‘NC Dental’ Back in Spotlight

by BakerHostetler on

In a recent opinion, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that an economic regulation passed by a state agency solely to protect one group from competition would not violate the...more

Private Equity Investment in Healthcare: 15 Healthcare Investment Niches – A Review of Key Sectors for 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Private equity investment in healthcare continues to grow considerably. This article provides thoughts, observations and insights on 15 investment niches. It also provides some initial thoughts on the market as a whole....more

Texas to Require Registration of Dental Support Organizations

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On June 14, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill No. 519, which imposes new registration requirements on dental support organizations (“DSOs”). The DSO business model is built around the provision of...more

Health Care and Legal Services Providers Challenge State Regulatory Boards on Heels of SCOTUS State Action Antitrust Immunity...

by Polsinelli on

On February 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the scope of antitrust immunity for state regulatory boards whose members are active market participants in the occupation regulated by the boards. In North Carolina State...more

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Millions of Medicaid Dollars

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Last Monday the Office of Inspector General of Health & Human Services posted a hair-raising report. “Questionable Billing for Medicaid Pediatric Services in California” raises alarming questions about the billing practices...more

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