The Portuguese Competition Authority fines € 250,000 the Portuguese Professional Association of Doctors for an infringement of both Art. 81 EC and its national equivalent (Ordem dos Médicos)

The Autoridade da Concorrência (hereinafter, “the NCA”) opened proceedings against the Professional Association of Doctors after taking the view that some of its professional rules were implemented so as to impose in practice maximum and minimum fees to its members. More precisely, Article 81 of the 1980 Deontological Code provided that doctors should take as a reference fees set by the Professional Association. Article 82 of this same text was more explicit, in that it provided that

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Pablo Ibáñez Colomo, The Portuguese Competition Authority fines € 250,000 the Portuguese Professional Association of Doctors for an infringement of both Art. 81 EC and its national equivalent (Ordem dos Médicos), 31 May 2006, e-Competitions May 2006, Art. N° 1134

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