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2006 Florida Statutes

Section 457.116, Florida Statutes 2006

457.116  Prohibited acts; penalty.--

(1)  A person may not:

(a)  Practice acupuncture unless the person is licensed under ss. 457.101-457.118;

(b)  Use, in connection with his or her name or place of business, any title or description of services which incorporates the words "acupuncture," "acupuncturist," "certified acupuncturist," "licensed acupuncturist," "oriental medical practitioner"; the letters "L.Ac.," "R.Ac.," "A.P.," or "D.O.M."; or any other words, letters, abbreviations, or insignia indicating or implying that he or she practices acupuncture unless he or she is a holder of a valid license issued pursuant to ss. 457.101-457.118;

(c)  Present as his or her own the license of another;

(d)  Knowingly give false or forged evidence to the board or a member thereof;

(e)  Use or attempt to use a license that has been suspended, revoked, or placed on inactive or delinquent status;

(f)  Employ any person who is not licensed pursuant to ss. 457.101-457.118 to engage in the practice of acupuncture; or

(g)  Conceal information relating to any violation of ss. 457.101-457.118.

(2)  A person who violates this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083

History.--ss. 1, 2, ch. 80-375; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 10, 13, 14, ch. 86-265; s. 57, ch. 91-137; s. 4, ch. 91-156; s. 85, ch. 91-224; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 198, ch. 97-103; s. 13, ch. 97-264; s. 5, ch. 98-418.

Note.--Former s. 468.328.