Illinois Says Dentists May Use Groupon

IDFPR Says Voucher Advertising Is Not Fee-Splitting If Advertising Fee Is Reasonable and Required Disclosures Are Made

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

On April 10th, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the “IDFPR”) issued a position statement concluding that, under Illinois law, voucher advertising (also known as social coupon advertising), like that provided by Groupon and Living Social, does not constitute unethical fee-splitting or a prohibited solicitation or referral fee, as long as two conditions are satisfied:

1. The negotiated fee paid for the voucher advertising constitutes reasonable compensation for the cost of that advertising; and

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New Continuing Education Rules for Wisconsin Dentists

On August 1, 2012, new rules clarifying continuing education (“CE”) requirements for Wisconsin dentists and dental hygienists became effective.  These rules provide additional information and guidance on a number of topics relating to CE, including all of the following: Continue reading