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HB 157: Medical advertising; certain certifying organizations; revise certain criteria

Voted on Friday February 24, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

This bill allows certain training requirements to classify as sufficient qualifications for advertising as certified.

Prohibits someone from saying they are a doctor with a specialty without being an ABMS member, member of Bureau of Osteopathic --Specialists or the Am. Osteopathic Association (then they must state the board they are a member of)
--Has completed a training program
--Successfully passed a written or oral exam, OR

Requires diplomates to recertify no more than every 10 years and abides by IRS code section

More information on legis.ga.gov
John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 167 92.8% Majority Vote
Nay 1 0.6%
Did not vote 2 1.1%
Excused 10 5.6%