Current as of: 2010
For the first offense, a person is guilty of a misdemeanor
and shall be punishable by a fine of not less than two hundred
dollars ($200) nor more than three thousand dollars ($3,000), or by
imprisonment in a county jail for not to exceed six months, or by
both that fine and imprisonment, and for the second or a subsequent
offense is guilty of a felony and upon conviction thereof shall be
punished by a fine of not less than two thousand dollars ($2,000) nor
more than six thousand dollars ($6,000), or by imprisonment in the
state prison, or by both that fine and imprisonment, who does any of
(a) Sells or barters or offers to sell or barter a dental hygiene
degree or transcript or a license issued under, or purporting to be
issued under, laws regulating licensure of registered dental
hygienists, registered dental hygienists in alternative practice, or
registered dental hygienists in extended functions.
(b) Purchases or procures by barter a diploma, license, or
transcript with intent that it shall be used as evidence of the
holder's qualification to practice dental hygiene, or in fraud of the
laws regulating the practice of dental hygiene.
(c) With fraudulent intent, makes, attempts to make, counterfeits,
or materially alters a diploma, certificate, or transcript.
(d) Uses, or attempts or causes to be used, any diploma,
certificate, or transcript that has been purchased, fraudulently
issued, counterfeited, or materially altered or in order to procure
licensure as a registered dental hygienist, registered dental
hygienist in alternative practice, or registered dental hygienist in
(e) In an affidavit required of an applicant for an examination or
license under this article, willfully makes a false statement in a
(f) Practices dental hygiene or offers to practice dental hygiene,
as defined in this article, either without a license, or when his or
her license has been revoked or suspended.
(g) Under any false, assumed or fictitious name, either as an
individual, firm, corporation or otherwise, or any name other than
the name under which he or she is licensed, practices, advertises, or
in any other manner indicates that he or she practices or will
practice dental hygiene, except a name specified in a valid permit
issued pursuant to Section 1962.
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