AN ACT CLARIFYING THE DEFINITION OF PHYSICIAN.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 112 of the General
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 8
the following section:-
Section 8A. No person may, directly or indirectly, use the title
display or use the term physician in any title, advertisement, listing of
communication with the public or in any other manner to indicate or imply in
that such person
offers to engage or engages in the practice of medicine or in the provision of
health care services to patients within the commonwealth who is not registered
the board of registration in medicine as a physician under section 2.
This section shall not apply to use
the term "chiropractic physician" by individuals licensed and practicing under
sections 89 to
or the use of the
term "podiatric physician" by individuals licensed and practicing under
sections 13 to 22,
inclusive, or the use of the term "physician assistant" by individuals licensed
and practicing under sections 9C to 9K, inclusive. A person who violates this
be punished by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 or by
imprisonment for not less than 30 days and not more than 1 year in the house
of corrections, or by both such fine and imprisonment.