Discusses whether a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization satisfies the definition of a franchise under the Franchise Rule.
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re: Sale of vaccines by non-profit hospital to affiliated wellness center.
re: proposal of MedSouth, Inc., a physician independent practice association located in Denver, Colorado, to integrate partially its member physicians' practices.
Discusses whether the grant of multiple licenses to the same licensee qualifies for the Franchise Rule's single license exclusion.
re: The applicability of the Non-Profit Institutions Act (NPIA or the Act) to sales of pharmaceuticals by CHA member hospitals to their retired employees
re: Sale of pharmaceuticals by non-profit, multi-specialty medical clinic to employees and to patients treated at the clinic).
Provides guidance on how a franchisor may comply with the Franchise Rule via the Internet.
Discusses whether the franchisor's or franchisee's degree of controlling interest in an outlet affects the application of the Franchise Rule.
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to a business arrangment involving multiple limited liability "strategic partners."