March 3, 2015 / Media Mention

HealthLeaders Media interviews Jay Levine for article on dental board suit

Attorney Jay Levine commented in a Feb. 27, 2015 article in HealthLeaders Media. The article discussed a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld an appeals court ruling that states must actively supervise private market participants sitting on state regulatory boards. The 6-3 ruling in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission could have broad implications for state boards overseeing professional activities, including those of physicians and hospitals. Levine said states may likely have to examine how they establish and supervise boards. “…it says that a state board that is comprised of private actors who are competitors, even when they act under the cover of state law, need active state supervision,” he said.