Legislative Priorities

The ISMS Legislative Action Hub tracks legislative issues important to the physician community. Click the boxes below to explore ISMS's legislative priorities.

2022 ISMS Advocacy Priority: Protecting Physician Titles and Practice

Senate Bill 3491 (better protects the practice titles of "anesthesiologist" and "dermatologist." In recent years non-physician healthcare professionals have begun using these titles inappropriately and misleading patients into thinking they are more trained than they are. The Hospital Licensing Act clearly defines these titles, but the Medical Practice Act currently does not. This bill will bring these titles under the Medical Practice Act so that the Department of Professional Regulation may regulate their misuse and the Medical Licensing and Disciplinary Boards can address penalties for their violation of use.

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