Truth in Healthcare Marketing Act of 2017
HB 3928: Introduced to the house by U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), this bill would require providers of health-care services to declare and reveal their profession and training to protect the distinction between medical doctors and physician assistants, nurse practitioners, etc. Bucshon, a cardiothoracic surgeon married to an anesthesiologist, has introduced the bill twice before.
Given that many types of health-care professionals including physicians, technicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other allied practitioners provide health-care services, and that evidence shows that consumers are often unaware of or confused by the differences in their qualifications, often as a result of ambiguous advertisements and marketing efforts, this bill would make it unlawful for any person to make any deceptive or misleading statement, or engage in any deceptive or misleading act, that misrepresents whether a care provider holds a State health care license; or misrepresents a person’s education, training, degree, license, or clinical expertise.”
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