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Proposed Chapter 1200-38-01 of the Hospital Cooperation Act of 1993
12 Virginia Administrative Code 5, Chapter 221
80 Fed. Reg. 16327 (Mar. 27, 2015)
CG Docket No. 02-278
WC Docket No. 07-135
FTC staff submitted a comment to CODA, in response to CODA’s request for public comments on the 2014 version of its proposed accreditation standards for dental therapy education programs. The comment urged CODA to finalize and adopt accreditation standards, which likely will benefit consumers. In a previous comment to CODA in December 2013, FTC staff commended CODA’s then-proposed standards as an important first step in encouraging the development of a nationwide dental therapy profession, and recommended revisions to portions of the standards that may have limited competition for dental services. Now that many of those concerns had been addressed, the FTC staff comment urged CODA “to finalize and adopt proposed standards without unnecessary delay, so that the development of this emerging service model can proceed, and consumers can reap the likely benefits of increased competition.”