Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) No 86a
Current version for 28 November 2014 to date (accessed 19 December 2014 at 12:32)

116   Claims by persons as to registration as health practitioner

(1)  A person who is not a registered health practitioner must not knowingly or recklessly—
(a)  take or use the title of “registered health practitioner”, whether with or without any other words; or
(b)  take or use a title, name, initial, symbol, word or description that, having regard to the circumstances in which it is taken or used, indicates or could be reasonably understood to indicate—
(i)  the person is a health practitioner; or
(ii)  the person is authorised or qualified to practise in a health profession; or
(c)  claim to be registered under this Law or hold himself or herself out as being registered under this Law; or
(d)  claim to be qualified to practise as a health practitioner.

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 the title of “registered health practitioner”, whether with or without any other words, in relation to another person who is not a registered health practitioner; or
(b)  take or use a title, name, initial, symbol, word or description that, having regard to the circumstances in which it is taken or used, indicates or could be reasonably understood to indicate—
(i)  another person is a health practitioner if the other person is not a health practitioner; or
(ii)  another person is authorised or qualified to practise in a health profession if the other person is not a registered health practitioner in that health profession; or
(c)  claim another person is registered under this Law, or hold the other person out as being registered under this Law, if the other person is not registered under this Law; or
(d)  claim another person is qualified to practise as a health practitioner if the other person is not a registered health practitioner.

Maximum penalty—

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

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