Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) No 86a
Current version for 28 November 2014 to date (accessed 20 December 2014 at 19:01)

117   Claims by persons as to registration in particular profession or division

(1)  A registered health practitioner must not knowingly or recklessly—
(a)  claim to be registered under this Law in a health profession or a division of a health profession in which the practitioner is not registered, or hold himself or herself out as being registered in a health profession or a division of a health profession if the person is not registered in that health profession or division; or
(b)  claim to be qualified to practise as a practitioner in a health profession or a division of a health profession in which the practitioner is not registered; or
(c)  take or use any title that could be reasonably understood to induce a belief the practitioner is registered under this Law in a health profession or a division of a health profession in which the practitioner is not registered.
(2)  A contravention of subsection (1) by a registered health practitioner does not constitute an offence but may constitute behaviour for which health, conduct or performance action may be taken.
(3)  A person must not knowingly or recklessly—
(a)  claim another person is registered under this Law in a health profession or a division of a health profession in which the other person is not registered, or hold the other person out as being registered in a health profession or a division of a health profession if the other person is not registered in that health profession or division; or
(b)  claim another person is qualified to practise as a health practitioner in a health profession or division of a health profession in which the other person is not registered; or
(c)  take or use any title in relation to another person that could be reasonably understood to induce a belief the other person is registered under this Law in a health profession or a division of a health profession in which the person is not registered.

Maximum penalty—

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

Note. A contravention of this subsection by a registered health practitioner may also constitute unprofessional conduct for which health, conduct or performance action may be taken.
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