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re: Network of ambulance and ambulette services providers formed to contract for transportation services with third party payers
re: Corporate restructuring of nonprofit hospital corporation
Apparent inapplicablity of Franchise Rule to manufacturer's dealership program in which sole arguable payment to the manufacturer would occur, if at all, as a result of manufacturer's right to share in the proceeds of any sale of dealership assets.
Apparent inapplicability of Franchise Rule disclosure requirements to grant of additional franchises to existing franchisee where there are no material charges.
Discusses whether a fee may be charged for required identification viewing, and the applicability of the Funeral Rule to mandatory identification viewing.
Apparent applicability of Franchise Rule to licensing to hospitals of a Travel Health Program, discussing whether the program's assistance is "significant" to the hospital's "entire method of operation."
Apparent applicability of Franchise Rule to distributorships for the sale of print advertising in regional or national publications.
re: NJPA Proposal to Establish Two Pharmacist Service Networks
Applicability of Rule's earnings claim dicosure requirements to general media claims made in news stories and elsewhere if copies are given to prospective franchesees by the franchisor.
Inappplicability of the Franchise Rule to possible co-branding relationship in which a licensor's system is to be sub-licensed by a third party franchisor to its franchesees, even though the license to the franchisor is covered by the Rule.
re: Network of optical and vision services providers
re: Multispecialty physician network joint venture
re: Standard-setting and accreditation program
Discusses under what circumstances funeral providers may offer discounts for casket purchases.
re: Sales of pharmaceuticals by non-profit hospital to patients of hospital PHO
Discusses whether alternative General Price Lists can be used for certain groups; whether funeral providers may charge translator fees; and whether the General Price List must be in English.
Discusses Funeral Rule's requirements for itemization of charges, disclosure of service charges, and whether a private right of action exists under the Rule.
Discusses the circumstances under which, in providing earnings information to loan processing officials at lending institutions to assist prospective franchisees in obtaining loans, franchisors may not be obligated to provide earnings claim disclosures.
Applicability of the fractional franchise exemption to a rehabilitative services franchise licensed to two types of medical providers.