Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) No 86a
Current version for 1 January 2014 to date (accessed 23 November 2014 at 23:09)

113   Restriction on use of protected titles

(1)  A person must not knowingly or recklessly—
(a)  take or use a title in the Table to this section, in a way that could be reasonably expected to induce a belief the person is registered under this Law in the health profession listed beside the title in the Table, unless the person is registered in the profession, or
(b)  take or use a prescribed title for a health profession, in a way that could be reasonably expected to induce a belief the person is registered under this Law in the profession, unless the person is registered in the profession.

Maximum penalty—

(a)  in the case of an individual—$30,000; or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$60,000.

(2)  A person must not knowingly or recklessly—
(a)  take or use a title in the Table in relation to another person (the second person), in a way that could be reasonably expected to induce a belief the second person is registered under this Law in the health profession listed beside the title in the Table, unless the second person is registered in the profession; or
(b)  take or use a prescribed title for a health profession in relation to another person (the second person), in a way that could be reasonably expected to induce a belief the second person is registered under this Law in the profession, unless the second person is registered in the profession.

Maximum penalty—

(a)  in the case of an individual—$30,000; or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$60,000.

(3)  Subsections (1) and (2) apply whether or not the title is taken or used with or without any other words and whether in English or any other language.



Table—Protected Titles

Profession

Title

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner, Aboriginal health practitioner, Torres Strait Islander health practitioner

Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine practitioner, Chinese herbal dispenser, Chinese herbal medicine practitioner, Oriental medicine practitioner, acupuncturist

Chiropractic

chiropractor

Dental

dentist, dental therapist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist, oral health therapist

Medical

medical practitioner

Medical Radiation Practice

medical radiation practitioner, diagnostic radiographer, medical imaging technologist, radiographer, nuclear medicine scientist, nuclear medicine technologist, radiation therapist

Nursing and Midwifery

nurse, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, enrolled nurse, midwife, midwife practitioner

Occupational Therapy

occupational therapist

Optometry

optometrist, optician

Osteopathy

osteopath

Pharmacy

pharmacist, pharmaceutical chemist

Physiotherapy

physiotherapist, physical therapist

Podiatry

podiatrist, chiropodist

Psychology

psychologist

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