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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Chapter 457
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F.S. 457.116
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. 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.