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Academy protects patients from misleading advertising

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We believe that those who regulate and deliver medical care have an obligation to inform the public of the qualifications and limitations of the people providing their care prior to treatment. All clinicians should identify or disclose their degree or field of study, board-certification (if any), and licensure to each patient.

Indiana: With AADA support, recently the Indiana Academy of Dermatology and the Indiana State Medical Association successfully enacted legislation prohibiting the use of the term “dermatologist” (and other “ologists”) by non-physicians. The AADA provided an AADA State Advocacy Grant and supported the groups’ bid for an AMA Scope of Practice Partnership grant, allowing Indiana dermatologists to execute their successful strategy.

Learn more about truth-in-advertising legislative efforts in your state.