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California Truth-in-Advertising Bill Sidelined for Remainder of Session

Despite strong coalition efforts from the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and various other groups, California A.B. 916 was pulled off the agenda of the Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development and will not move any further this session.

The bill, designed to limit the use of the terms "board," "certified," "certification," or "board certified" in physician advertising, has been repeatedly pulled off the Committee's agenda since its introduction early last year due to opposition from certain boards not meeting the rigorous standards that this legislation calls for.

ASPS will continue to support any future efforts to increase truthful advertising practices.