On May 26, 2011, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law Senate Bill 104 (“S.104”), significantly modifying Vermont law banning the provision by manufacturers of gifts to health care providers and requiring disclosure of certain allowable expenditures and gifts to health care providers (18 V.S.A. § 4631a and 18 V.S.A. § 4632). S.104 follows amendments made to the Vermont gift ban and disclosure law enacted just last year. This Client Alert includes a summary of the modifications pursuant to S.104. Except as otherwise noted, the changes are effective July 1, 2011. To read the full Alert, click here.
This is a follow-up to our previous Client Alert “Update on Medical Device Manufacturer Marketing Activities: State and Federal Restrictions and Reporting Requirements,” which provides a brief overview of the existing state marketing laws that apply to device manufacturers, including recent changes to those laws, as well as federal reporting requirements under the ACA.