H.R. 1427: Truth in Healthcare Marketing Act of 2013

Apr 09, 2013
Referred to Committee
2% chance of being enacted
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Larry Bucshon
Representative for Indiana's 8th congressional district
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Apr 09, 2013
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 9, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Apr 09, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 09, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

8% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To ensure that patients receive accurate health care information by prohibiting misleading and deceptive advertising or representation in the provision of health care services, and to require the identification of the license of health care professionals.


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18 cosponsors (10R, 8D) (show)

House Energy and Commerce

Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

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Library of Congress Summary

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Truth in Healthcare Marketing Act of 2013 - Prohibits any person from making any deceptive or misleading statement, or engaging in any deceptive or misleading act, that: (1) misrepresents whether such person holds a state health care license; or (2) misrepresents such person's education, training, degree, license, or clinical expertise.
Requires any person who is advertising health care services provided by such person to disclose the applicable license under which such person is authorized to provide those services.
Deems a violation of this Act to be an unfair or deceptive act or practice under the Federal Trade Commission Act.
Directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to study and report to Congress on health care professionals' misrepresentations under this Act.
Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed or have the effect of changing state scope of practice for any health care professional.

House Republican Conference Summary

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