Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) No 86a
Historical version for 7 January 2011 to 30 June 2011 (accessed 24 November 2014 at 13:43) Current version

115   Restriction on use of specialist titles

(1)  A person must not knowingly or recklessly take or use—
(a)  the title “dental specialist” unless the person is registered under this Law in a recognised specialty in the dentists division of the dental profession; or
(b)  the title “medical specialist” unless the person is registered in a recognised specialty in the medical profession; or
(c)  a specialist title for a recognised specialty unless the person is registered under this Law in the specialty.

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 take or use—
(a)  the title “dental specialist” in relation to another person unless the other person is registered under this Law in a recognised specialty in the dentists division of the dental profession; or
(b)  the title “medical specialist” in relation to another person unless the person is registered in a recognised specialty in the medical profession; or
(c)  a specialist title for a recognised specialty in relation to another person unless the person is registered under this Law in the specialty.

Maximum penalty—

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

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