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An Act To Amend the Health Care Practitioner Transparency Requirements

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 24 MRSA §2988, sub-§3,  as enacted by PL 2013, c. 285, §1, is amended to read:

3. Identification.  A health care practitioner shall comply with the following identification requirements. A health care practitioner who does not have direct patient care interactions is not subject to the provisions of this subsection.
A A health care practitioner shall display a copy of the practitioner's license in a prominent place in an office area visible to current and prospective patients. If the health care practitioner sees patients in a setting outside of a licensed health care facility, the copy must be of sufficient size to be visible and apparent to patients, except that a copy no smaller than the original license is deemed to be sufficient.
B. A health care practitioner seeing patients on a face-to-face basis shall wear a name badge or some other form of identification that clearly discloses:

(1) The health care practitioner's first name or first and last name , except that if the health care practitioner is a physician, the name badge or identification must disclose the physician's first and last name; and

(2) The type of license, registration or certification the health care practitioner holds, including the common term for the health care practitioner's profession ; and .

(3) The health care practitioner's medical staff position, if applicable.

Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 127th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.

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