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New Proposal Would ID License Type Medical Professionals Hold

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There's a proposal floating in Michigan that will help make sure you know who you're dealing with when it comes to your health.

"The Patient's Right to Know Bill" would require all health care professionals to wear a name tag with the type of license they hold during all patient encounters. Providers will also have to visibly display their education and training licenses in their offices. Online information would also have to clearly show the provider's license type, along with the services they are legally allowed to provide.

The Michigan State Medical Society is behind these new rules and say they hope this gives patients the transparency they deserve.

According to the american Medical Association's 2010 national survey, 87 percent of patients thought that health care providers should have to more clearly display their level of training and liscensure.

12 other states have passed similar laws.

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