Section 468.366, Florida Statutes 2003
468.366 Penalties for violations.--
(1) It is a violation of law for any person, including any firm, association, or corporation, to:
(a) Sell or fraudulently obtain, attempt to obtain, or furnish to any person a diploma, license, or record, or aid or abet in the sale, procurement, or attempted procurement thereof.
(b) Deliver respiratory care services, as defined by this part or by rule of the board, under cover of any diploma, license, or record that was illegally or fraudulently obtained or signed or issued unlawfully or under fraudulent representation.
(c) Deliver respiratory care services, as defined by this part or by rule of the board, unless such person is duly licensed to do so under the provisions of this part or unless such person is exempted pursuant to s. 468.368.
(d) Use, in connection with his or her name, any designation tending to imply that he or she is a respiratory care practitioner or a respiratory therapist, duly licensed under the provisions of this part, unless he or she is so licensed.
(e) Advertise an educational program as meeting the requirements of this part, or conduct an educational program for the preparation of respiratory care practitioners or respiratory therapists, unless such program has been approved by the board.
(f) Knowingly employ unlicensed persons in the delivery of respiratory care services, unless exempted by this part.
(g) Knowingly conceal information relative to any violation of this part.
(2) Any violation of this section is a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.--ss. 1, 3, ch. 84-252; s. 9, ch. 86-60; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 296, ch. 97-103; s. 142, ch. 97-264; s. 58, ch. 2000-318.