(1) Each of the following acts constitutes a violation of this chapter and is a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084:
(a) Practicing or attempting to practice chiropractic medicine without an active license or with a license fraudulently obtained.
Terms Used In Florida Statutes 460.411
- Chiropractic physician: means any person licensed to practice chiropractic medicine pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 560.113
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
- Practice of chiropractic medicine: means a noncombative principle and practice consisting of the science, philosophy, and art of the adjustment, manipulation, and treatment of the human body in which vertebral subluxations and other malpositioned articulations and structures that are interfering with the normal generation, transmission, and expression of nerve impulse between the brain, organs, and tissue cells of the body, thereby causing disease, are adjusted, manipulated, or treated, thus restoring the normal flow of nerve impulse which produces normal function and consequent health by chiropractic physicians using specific chiropractic adjustment or manipulation techniques taught in chiropractic colleges accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education. See Florida Statutes 560.113
(b) Using or attempting to use a license to practice chiropractic medicine which has been suspended or revoked.
(2) Each of the following acts constitutes a violation of this chapter and is a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083:
(a) Selling or fraudulently obtaining or furnishing any chiropractic diploma, license, or record of registration or aiding or abetting in the same.
(b) Making any willfully false oath or affirmation whenever an oath or affirmation is required by this chapter.
(c) Using the name or title “chiropractic physician,” “doctor of chiropractic,” “chiropractic medicine,” or any other name or title which would lead the public to believe that such person is engaging in the practice of chiropractic medicine, unless such person is licensed as a chiropractic physician in this state.
(d) Knowingly concealing any information relative to violations of this chapter.