Monday, February 7, 2011

Proposed Legislation Would Require Transparent Disclosure of Credentials

Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK) and Rep. David Scott (D-GA) have re-introduced a bill which would require healthcare professionals who advertise services to state that they possess the license that authorizes them to perform the services listed. The bill, which is titled the Healthcare Truth and Transparency Act, is supported by groups such as the American Medical Association and American Osteopathic Association.

Introduction of the bill follows a trend among states that have passed legislation to ensure that patients are more aware of the credentials held by health professionals.

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