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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XVI PUBLIC HEALTH
  • CHAPTER 112 REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
  • Section 95 Unauthorized practice or impersonation; penalty

Section 95. Whoever, not being lawfully authorized to practice chiropractic in this commonwealth, practices or attempts to practice chiropractic, or holds himself out as a practitioner of, or as being able to practice, chiropractic, or uses the science or system of chiropractic, or uses any of the titles, words or letters, “chiropractic”, “chiropractor”, “chiropractic physician”, “doctor of chiropractic”, “D.C.”, or any other titles or letters, either alone or with qualifying words or phrases, in such manner or under such circumstances as to indicate that he is engaged in the practice of chiropractic, or whoever practices chiropractic under a false or assumed name or under a name other than that by which he is registered, or whoever personates another practitioner of chiropractic, or whoever buys, sells or fraudulently obtains any diploma, license, license renewal certificate, or record or registration to practice chiropractic, or aids or abets in such selling or fraudulent obtaining, or whoever practices chiropractic under cover of any diploma, license, license renewal certificate, record or registration to practice chiropractic illegally obtained or signed or issued unlawfully or under fraudulent representations or whoever being licensed to practice chiropractic in this commonwealth uses any title, words or letters which do not indicate that he is engaged in the practice of chiropractic, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not less than thirty days nor more than one year, or both.

A chiropractor whose license, certificate, registration, or authority relating to the practice is suspended for more than 1 year for professional misconduct with regard to insurance claims shall not own, operate, practice in, or be employed by any chiropractic or physical therapy office, clinic, or other place designated to the practice of chiropractic medicine or physical therapy until the license is reinstated by the board.

A chiropractor whose license, certificate, registration, or authority relating to the practice is suspended for a second offense with regard to insurance claims shall have the license permanently revoked.

A chiropractor whose license, certificate, registration, or authority relating to the practice is revoked with regard to insurance claims shall not own, operate, practice in, or be employed by any chiropractic or physical therapy office, clinic, or other place designated to the practice of chiropractic or physical therapy.