January 13, 2022

Indiana General Assembly Introduces Truth in Advertising Legislation

Indiana State Rep. Dennis Zent has introduced House Bill (HB) 1113 in the Indiana General Assembly that seeks to regulate practitioner identification and advertising.

If passed into law as introduced, beginning Jan. 1, a practitioner holding a license issued by an Indiana board (including the medical licensing board) could face disciplinary sanctions if they:

  • Communicate or disseminate to the general public an advertisement that includes deceptive or misleading information or does not prominently state the type of license held by the practitioner.
  • Fail, while providing direct patient care, to wear an identification badge that clearly states the practitioner's first and last name, type of license, and, if applicable, status as a student, intern, trainee or resident.

The Indiana Radiological Society supports this legislation.

If you have questions or would like more information about truth in advertising legislation, contact Dillon Harp, Senior State Government Relations Specialist.