CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS - AGREEMENTS - FRANCE - HORIZONTAL AGREEMENT - BOYCOTT - PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

Boycott: The French Competition Authority sanctions the National Council and five departmental councils of the Order of Dental Surgeons for boycotting dental care networks proposed by complementary health insurance organizations (OCAM), and reaffirms its support in principle for the latter (CDOCD)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. After six years of investigation resulting from a referral by the company Santéclair - one of the main healthcare networks - the Authority pronounced, on 12 November 2020, a heavy sanction against the National Council and five departmental councils of the Order of Dentists for having implemented various measures organising, in effect, a boycott of several healthcare networks. The subject is an old one, and the Authority can neither be blamed for having concealed its support in principle for health care networks, nor can it be blamed for the constant hostility of many health care professionals towards these networks. The Authority has repeatedly affirmed

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Michel Debroux, Boycott: The French Competition Authority sanctions the National Council and five departmental councils of the Order of Dental Surgeons for boycotting dental care networks proposed by complementary health insurance organizations (OCAM), and reaffirms its support in principle for the latter (CDOCD), 12 November 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 99121, pp. 124-125

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