(a) Any person who practices prosthetics, orthotics, or pedorthics without first having obtained from the board a license, registration, or renewal thereof shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 34-25A-13

  • board: The Alabama State Board of Prosthetists and Orthotists. See Alabama Code 19-3-85
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • orthotics: The science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing, as well as providing the initial training necessary to accomplish the fitting of, an orthosis for the support, correction, or alleviation of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity. See Alabama Code 19-3-85
  • pedorthics: The design, manufacture, modification, or fit of custom shoes, orthoses, and pedorthic devices to prevent or alleviate foot problems caused by disease, congenital defect, overuse, or injury. See Alabama Code 19-3-85
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • prosthetics: The science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, aligning, adjusting, or servicing, as well as providing the initial education necessary to accomplish the wearing and use of a prosthesis, through the replacement of external parts of a human body lost due to amputation or congenital deformities or absences. See Alabama Code 19-3-85

(b) The board may, in its own name, bring an action in circuit court for an injunction, and the court may enjoin any person from violating any provision of this chapter.

(Act 2002-527, p. 1376, §13; Act 2009-300, p. 510, §1.)