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The Supreme Court’s Decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners: The Story of the Case and What It Means

Date: Friday, April 17, 2015 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Venue: River Room / Town and Country Club  Saint Paul, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $30.00

Deadline to Register: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

In North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that efforts by the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners to prevent dental hygienists from engaging in the practice of teeth whitening are not immune from antitrust attack under the "state action" doctrine.  The Court found that where a medical board that has a “controlling number” of “active market participants,” the board cannot readily rely on state action Immunity unless the state engages in “active supervision” of the board’s activities.  How “active supervision” might occur remains to be seen.  Here in Minnesota, the case raises the issue of whether its various health boards are entitled to state action immunity.  The Health Law Section is pleased to have Jack Nichols, who represented the North Carolina Dental Board in this case, along with Greg Merz, who represents health care providers in matters involving state regulatory boards, present on this case.

Please join the Health Law Section for a discussion of this important case and its implications for providers in Minnesota.

Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  Special meal requests need to be received no later than Tuesday, April 14.


Greg Merz, Gray Plant Mooty
Jack Nichols, Allen, Pinnix & Nichols

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit Applied | Event Code: 203924 


Health Law Section Member:  $15.00
MSBA Member but not a member of the Health Law Section:  $20.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00
Law Students: Free
New Admittees (Attorneys Admitted to the Minnesota Bar after January 1, 2014):  Free

Join the Health Law Section:  MSBA members who are not members of the Health Law Section can join and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Sue Bores to register for this meeting at no charge.

Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing is available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail on Thursday, April 16.

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.

Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

Questions? Contact Sue Bores | 612-278-6325

No sessions have been associated with this event.