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Electronic Public Education Materials Usage Policy

  • All ASSH patient education brochures will be posted in pdf format.
  • ASSH members will be allowed to import the content of the ASSH patient education brochures to their personal website(s), at no cost.  The website makes clear that by using the brochure, members will acknowledge that the material is copyrighted by the ASSH, and that if they modify the information, they must indicate that the information is “modified from ASSH.”
  • Non-members and for-profit entities must contact ASSH for permission to use specific online brochures. These users will not be allowed to modify the brochures in any way. The Website Committee approved a fee of $1,000 per brochure for commercial users.
  • Please hyperlink any mention of the ASSH name back to

Approved by ASSH Council 5/01
Modified by EIS Committee 11/01
Finalized and effective 12/01

Related Information

For more information about using ASSH Materials for your practice, see these related items:

Building Your Practice Website

ASSH Logo and Name Usage Guidelines

HandCare - a patient education app for iPad


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