American Society of Anesthesiologists - Truth in Advertising

Summary: Confusion when it comes to the complexities of health care related services is and has been commonplace. In today’s health care environment however there is growing confusions also and very importantly as to who is providing those health services. The majority of the public has difficulty identifying who is and is not a physician. To address this developing concern, a growing number of states have enacted laws requiring health care providers to clearly identify their type of license, certification and/or employment title. These truth in advertising laws remove the mystery of acronyms behind a health care provider’s name and offer the patient an easy to understand explanation of whom is going to provide their or a loved one’s care.

Additional Resources
Georgia Latest State to Pass Truth in Advertising Legislation

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For additional information, please contact advocacy@asahq.org.

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