SB 750
Modifies provisions relating to advertisements by health care providers and delegation of authority
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Last Action:
2/9/2012 - Second Read and Referred S Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SB 750 - This act modifies provisions relating to advertising by health care providers. Advertisements by health care providers must identify the type of license they hold. The advertisements can't be deceptive or misleading.

Physicians cannot hold themselves out to the public as being certified by a board unless they identify the board by its full name and include the specialty being certified. The certifying board must also meet one of the following three criteria: the board is a member board of certain physician associations; the board is deemed equivalent to the American Board of Medical Specialities by the Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts; or the physician has a prior certification from a qualifying board and the board from which the physician seeks certification requires completion of a residency program meeting certain criteria.

A health care provider cannot knowingly aid, assist, procure, employ, or advise a person to engage in an act contrary to the health care provider's degree of licensure. The health care provider also cannot delegate the performance of duties to persons not having the required authority to perform.

Health care providers violating the provisions of this act will be subject to discipline by their respective licensing board.