|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 18, 2011||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S2250
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2250 - Details
S2250 - Summary
Restricts use of the title "doctor" in advertisements to medical doctors, dentists, chiropractors, veterinarians, podiatrists, and optometrists who have received a degree in the appropriate profession and have met all professional requirements of the appropriate program registered by the New York state education department or accredited by an accrediting organization acceptable to such department or are otherwise licensed to practice in the state of New York.
S2250 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2250 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to restricting the use of the title "doctor" in advertisements SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would amend subdivision 1 of section 350-b of the general business law by restricting the use of the term "doctor" in advertisements. PURPOSE: The bill will restrict the use of the word "doctor" in advertisements to someone who has a degree in medicine or dentistry and has met all of the professional requirements of the appropriate program registered by the New York State Education Department or has been accredited by an organization acceptable to the Department. JUSTIFICATION: Currently, section 350-b of the General Business Law requires anyone using the title "Doctor" in the advertisements of drugs, medical devices, or products designed to alter a physical condition, to state the profession within which they are licensed or, if no license is required, they must disclose the major subject and
S2250 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2250 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 18, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KRUGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to restricting the use of the title "doctor" in advertisements THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 350-b of the general business law, as amended by chapter 159 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows: 1. Any person who uses the title "doctor" in making representations for the purpose of inducing, or which are likely to induce, directly or indirectly, the purchase of (a) drugs, devices or cosmetics, as defined in section sixty-eight hundred two of the education law, or (b) other goods or services intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, prevent or cure any human disease, pain, injury, deformity, nutritional deficiency or physical condition, or which are intended to appear to the purchaser of such goods or services to have done so, SHALL HAVE A DEGREE IN MEDICINE, DENTISTRY, CHIROPRACTIC, VETERINARY MEDICINE, PODIATRY OR OPTOMETRY AND SHALL HAVE MET ALL PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE APPROPRIATE PROGRAM REGISTERED BY THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION ACCEPTABLE TO SUCH DEPARTMENT OR OTHER- WISE LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND shall conspicu- ously disclose the profession in which he or she is licensed[, except that, where no license is required by the department of education, such person shall conspicuously disclose the major subject in which the degree was earned and the name of the institution that issued the degree provided, however, that such person shall be prohibited from using the title "doctor" unless the degree was conferred by an institution of higher education authorized by law to confer doctoral degrees in the state where it is located]. For the purposes of this section, "conspicu- ously" shall mean equally in size, type or prominence and positioned EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07116-01-1
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