NJ Lawmakers Zero In On Unscrupulous Physician Ads

Law360, New York (December 18, 2012, 6:11 PM EST) -- In a bid to crack down on unqualified health care providers, New Jersey lawmakers on Monday introduced legislation that would create new disclosure standards defining what advertisements by medical professionals can say about licenses and board certification.

The bill, A3618, stipulates that any health care provider who publishes an ad that misstates profession, skills, training, expertise, education, board certification or licensure can be found guilty of a disorderly persons offense punishable by up to six months in prison.

Under the proposed law, promotional materials must list...
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