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Truth-in-Advertising Legislation in Pennsylvania Advances

House Bill 2061, introduced by Representative Bryan Cutler, passed unanimously through the Committee on Health in the Pennsylvania House during the last week of June 2014.

The legislation was written to reduce confusion surrounding who provides patients with their medical care by requiring that all health care advertising must include the type of license, certification, registration or permit held by the individual who will be performing the health care service.

ASPS submitted formal support for the measure and will continue to support the measure as it moves through the legislative process. The bill now awaits a hearing on the floor of the House.

The state of Pennsylvania does not have any bill deadlines and bills can be brought up at any time which may increase the likelihood of this measure's passage.