FTC Staff Comment to the Kentucky House of Representatives Regarding House Bill 77, Which Would Recognize and Regulate Denturists

Matter Number:

V160008

Summary

FTC staff submitted a comment, in response to a request from Kentucky State Representative Tom Burch, on the competitive implications of proposed legislation that would license and regulate denturists within Kentucky. The comment recommended that the legislature consider the potential benefits of enhanced competition among oral health care professionals, such as improved access to care, more cost-effective treatment, and the development of more effective care delivery models that may offer greater choice to health care consumers. The comment encouraged the legislature to “maintain only those scope of practice limitations necessary to ensure patient health and safety.”