COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - States are taking a closer look at boards and commissions regulating everything from dentists to dietitians after the U.S. Supreme Court said some panels could be violating antitrust laws.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) States are taking a closer look at boards and commissions regulating everything from dentists to dietitians after the U.S. Supreme Court said some panels could be violating antitrust laws.

The concern is that boards made up of practicing professionals could be trying to put competitors out of business through cease-and-desist letters and other actions.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin ordered boards in July to begin submitting proposals to crack down on potential licensing violators to the state Attorney General for review.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said in September the composition of boards might have to be changed.

In October, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) told boards not to take regulatory action if attorneys determined the action would violate antitrust laws.