(225 ILCS 145/5)
The General Assembly hereby finds and declares that:
(a) There are widespread differences regarding the training and qualifications required to earn the professional degrees. These differences often concern the training and skills necessary to correctly detect, diagnose, prevent, and treat illness or health care conditions.
(b) There is a compelling State interest in patients being promptly and clearly informed of the training and qualifications of the health care professionals who provide health care services.
(c) There is a compelling State interest in the public being protected from potentially misleading and deceptive health care advertising that might cause patients to have undue expectations regarding their treatment and outcome.
(Source: P.A. 96-1340, eff. 7-27-10.)