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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 486
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F.S. 486.151
486.151 Prohibited acts; penalty.
(1) It is unlawful for any person to:
(a) Practice physical therapy or attempt to practice physical therapy without an active license or temporary permit.
(b) Use or attempt to use a license or temporary permit to practice physical therapy which is suspended, revoked, or void.
(c) Obtain or attempt to obtain a license or temporary permit to practice physical therapy by fraudulent misrepresentation.
(d) Use the name or title “Physical Therapist” or “Physical Therapist Assistant” or any other name or title which would lead the public to believe that the person using the name or title is licensed to practice physical therapy, unless such person holds a valid license, or use the letters “D.P.T.,” unless such person holds a valid license under this chapter and a doctoral degree in physical therapy.
(e) Make any willfully false oath or affirmation whenever an oath or affirmation is required by this chapter.
(f) Knowingly conceal information relating to violations of this chapter.
(2) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 15, ch. 57-67; s. 438, ch. 71-136; s. 2, ch. 79-116; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 20, 24, ch. 83-86; ss. 16, 17, 18, ch. 86-31; s. 31, ch. 91-220; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 3, ch. 2012-69; s. 4, ch. 2016-70.