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Passed Senate amended (10/18/1990)

Amends the Federal criminal code to prescribe penalties for the unauthorized use of the name Visiting Nurse Association, Visiting Nurse Service, VNA, VNS, or any colorable imitation thereof, in commerce or in connection with any goods or services in such a manner as to cause confusion or to falsely suggest that the goods, services, person, or organization is associated in any way with a Visiting Nurse Association, Visiting Nurse Service, or Visiting Nurse Associations of America.

Specifies that the provisions of this Act shall not apply to any person or organization who used such names continuously for at least two years prior to the date of enactment of this Act.