45:5-11 Unlawful acts; penalty; display of name; recovery of penalties.
45:5-11. (a) Whoever practices podiatric medicine in this State without first having obtained and filed the license herein provided for, or contrary to any of the provisions of this chapter, or whoever practices podiatric medicine under a false or assumed name, or falsely impersonates another practitioner of a like or different name, or buys, sells, or fraudulently obtains any diploma as a podiatrist, or any podiatric medicine license, record or registration, or aids or assists any person not regularly licensed and registered to practice podiatric medicine in this State, to practice podiatric medicine therein, or whoever violates any of the provisions of this chapter, shall be liable to a penalty of $200.00.
Every person practicing podiatric medicine and every person practicing podiatric medicine as an employee of another shall cause his name to be conspicuously displayed and kept in a conspicuous place at the entrance of the place where such practice shall be conducted, and any person who shall neglect to cause his name to be displayed as herein required shall be liable to a penalty of $100.00.
Using the title doctor or its abbreviation in the practice of podiatric medicine must be qualified by the word or words “podiatrist” or “surgeon podiatrist.” Any person who violates this provision shall be liable to a penalty of $100.00.
It shall be unlawful for any person not licensed under this act to use terms, titles, words or letters which would designate or imply that he or she is qualified to treat foot or ankle ailments, or to hold himself or herself out as being able to diagnose, treat, operate, or prescribe for any ailment of the human foot or ankle, or offer or attempt to diagnose, treat, operate or prescribe for any ailment of the human foot or ankle.
(b) The Superior Court and municipal courts, within their respective territorial jurisdictions, shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine actions for penalties under this chapter. The penalties provided for by this section shall be sued for and recovered by and in the name of the State Board of Medical Examiners of New Jersey, as plaintiff. Penalties imposed because of the violation of any provision of this chapter shall be collected and enforced by summary proceedings pursuant to the “Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999,” Phamplet Law 1999, Chapter 274 (C. 2A:58-10 et seq.). Process shall issue at the suit of the board, as plaintiff, and shall be either in the nature of a summons or warrant.
Amended 1942, C. 107, S.4; 1943, C. 95, S.4; 1948, C. 434, S.5; 1953, C. 43, S.12; 1965, C. 141, S.7; 1991, C. 91, S.450; 2005, C. 259, S.11.
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