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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 468
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F.S. 468.223
468.223 Prohibitions; penalties.
(1) A person may not:
(a) Practice occupational therapy unless such person is licensed pursuant to ss. 468.201-468.225;
(b) Use, in connection with his or her name or place of business, the words “occupational therapist,” “licensed occupational therapist,” “occupational therapist doctorate,” “occupational therapist registered,” “occupational therapy assistant,” “licensed occupational therapy assistant,” “certified occupational therapy assistant”; the letters “O.T.,” “L.O.T.,” “O.T.D.,” “O.T.R.,” “O.T.A.,” “L.O.T.A.,” or “C.O.T.A.”; or any other words, letters, abbreviations, or insignia indicating or implying that he or she is an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant or, in any way, orally or in writing, in print or by sign, directly or by implication, to represent himself or herself as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant unless the person is a holder of a valid license issued pursuant to ss. 468.201-468.225;
(c) Present as his or her own the license of another;
(d) Knowingly give false or forged evidence to the board or a member thereof;
(e) Use or attempt to use a license that has been suspended, revoked, or placed on inactive or delinquent status;
(f) Employ unlicensed persons to engage in the practice of occupational therapy; or
(g) Conceal information relative to any violation of ss. 468.201-468.225.
(2) Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 14, ch. 75-179; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 10, 12, 13, ch. 84-4; s. 3, ch. 90-22; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 196, ch. 94-119; s. 281, ch. 97-103; s. 4, ch. 2022-30.