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Business solicitation restriction (new law)

Published (5/25/2012)
By Erin Schmidtke
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Licensed health care providers will be unable to use third parties to solicit business from those who have been in automobile accidents, unless they clearly provide their names and the clinics where they work.

Sponsored by Rep. Jim Abeler (R-Anoka) and Sen. Paul Gazelka (R-Brainerd), the law will require this information to be disclosed to consumers. Violating the statute could result in license revocation.

Abeler explained that the law would impact companies that may use unethical business practices, such as promising specific financial damages to those injured, or using actors posing as law enforcement to attract customers.

The law is effective Jan. 1, 2013.

HF2749/ SF2342*/CH255

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