CASE COMMENTS: PUBLIC SECTOR - FRANCE - HEALTH PROFESSIONS - ADVERTISING - PROHIBITION

Healthcare professions: The French Competition Authority recommends that the Government significantly relax restrictions on healthcare professionals’ advertising of their activities

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Minister of the Economy and Finance submitted to the Competition Authority for consultation six draft decrees on codes of ethics for the medical (doctors and dental surgeons) and paramedical (midwives, nurses, masseur-physiotherapists and chiropodists) professions. The Authority belatedly published a reserved opinion on the new rules on the communication of health professions contained in these draft amendments. This reform, and the commented opinion, take place in a context marked by case law of the Court of Justice stating that a general and absolute ban on all advertising by professionals relating to the provision of care services is contrary to

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  • Strasbourg Institute of Political Sciences

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Jean-Philippe Kovar, Healthcare professions: The French Competition Authority recommends that the Government significantly relax restrictions on healthcare professionals’ advertising of their activities, 31 December 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 97678, pp. 238-239

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