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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 461
PODIATRIC MEDICINE
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F.S. 461.012
461.012 Violations and penalties.
(1) Each of the following acts constitutes a violation of this chapter and is a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084:
(a) Practicing or attempting to practice podiatric medicine without an active license or with a license fraudulently obtained.
(b) Advertising podiatric services without an active license obtained pursuant to this chapter or with a license fraudulently obtained.
(c) Using or attempting to use a license to practice podiatric medicine which has been suspended or revoked.
(2) Each of the following acts constitutes a violation of this chapter and is a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083:
(a) Selling or fraudulently obtaining or furnishing any podiatric medicine diploma, license, or record of registration or aiding or abetting in the same.
(b) Making any willfully false oath or affirmation whenever an oath or affirmation is required by this chapter.
(c) Using the name or title “Podiatrist,” “Doctor of Podiatry,” or “Doctor of Podiatric Medicine” or using the phrase “foot clinic,” “foot doctor,” “quiropedista,” or any other name, title, or phrase which would lead the public to believe that such person is engaging in the practice of podiatric medicine unless such person is licensed as a podiatric physician in this state.
(d) Knowingly concealing any information relative to violations of this chapter.
History.ss. 1, 6, ch. 79-229; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 9, 12, 13, ch. 86-71; s. 88, ch. 91-224; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 1, ch. 96-222; s. 204, ch. 98-166; s. 51, ch. 2000-318.