assembly Bill A7889

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the health care professional transparency act

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jun 07, 2013 referred to higher education

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A7889 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5493
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6511-a, amd §§6509 & 6530, Ed L

A7889 - Summary

Enacts the health care professional transparency act; prohibits health care professionals from using deceptive or misleading advertising.

A7889 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7889

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. STIRPE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Higher Education

AN  ACT  to  amend the education law, in relation to enacting the health
  care professional transparency act

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "health care professional transparency act".
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  6511-a  to
read as follows:
  S  6511-A. HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL TRANSPARENCY.  1. DEFINITIONS. FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  A. "ADVERTISEMENT"  MEANS  ANY  COMMUNICATION  OR  STATEMENT,  WHETHER
PRINTED,  ELECTRONIC OR ORAL, THAT NAMES THE HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER IN
RELATION TO HIS OR HER PRACTICE, PROFESSION, OR INSTITUTION IN WHICH THE
INDIVIDUAL IS EMPLOYED, VOLUNTEERS OR  OTHERWISE  PROVIDES  HEALTH  CARE
SERVICES.  ADVERTISEMENT  INCLUDES  BUSINESS  CARDS, LETTERHEAD, PATIENT
BROCHURES, E-MAIL, INTERNET, AUDIO AND VIDEO AND ANY OTHER COMMUNICATION
OR STATEMENT USED IN THE COURSE OF BUSINESS.
  B. "DECEPTIVE" OR "MISLEADING" MEANS,  BUT  IS  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  ANY
ADVERTISEMENT   OR  AFFIRMATIVE  COMMUNICATION  OR  REPRESENTATION  THAT
MISSTATES, FALSELY DESCRIBES, HOLDS OUT OR FALSELY  DETAILS  THE  HEALTH
CARE  PRACTITIONER'S PROFESSION, SKILLS, TRAINING, EXPERTISE, EDUCATION,
BOARD CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE.
  C. "HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER" MEANS A PERSON WHO IS  LICENSED,  CERTI-
FIED OR REGISTERED PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE.
  2.  ADVERTISEMENT  REQUIREMENTS.  A.  AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR HEALTH CARE
SERVICES THAT NAMES A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER MUST IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF
LICENSE HELD PURSUANT TO THE DEFINITIONS UNDER THIS SECTION. THE  ADVER-
TISEMENT SHALL BE FREE FROM ANY AND ALL DECEPTIVE OR MISLEADING INFORMA-
TION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11086-01-3

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