American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Indiana Truth-in-Advertising Bill Moves Forward

Indiana Senate Bill 462, introduced by Senator Patricia Miller, passed through the Senate on an unanimous vote and now moves to the House, where it awaits further consideration.

Senate Bill 462 is a piece of legislation designed to reduce confusion surrounding who provides patients with their medical care by requiring that all health care advertising must disclose the type of license and certification held by the person who will be performing the health care services. This bill would also limit those who could advertise as a "board certified" to those certified by a board that is a member of either the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association.

The ASPS has filed formal support for the measure and will continue to support it through the legislative process.