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Practice without license unlawful.

*** CHANGE IN 2019 *** (SEE 1865-S.SL) ***
(1) No one may hold themselves out to the public as an East Asian medicine practitioner, acupuncturist, or licensed acupuncturist or any derivative thereof which is intended to or is likely to lead the public to believe such a person is an East Asian medicine practitioner, acupuncturist, or licensed acupuncturist unless licensed as provided for in this chapter.
(2) A person may not practice East Asian medicine or acupuncture if the person is not licensed under this chapter.
(3) No one may use any configuration of letters after their name (including L. Ac. or EAMP) which indicates a degree or formal training in East Asian medicine, including acupuncture, unless licensed as provided for in this chapter.
(4) The secretary may by rule proscribe or regulate advertising and other forms of patient solicitation which are likely to mislead or deceive the public as to whether someone is licensed under this chapter.
(5) Any person licensed as an acupuncturist under this chapter prior to June 10, 2010, must, upon successful license renewal, be granted the title East Asian medicine practitioner or the letters EAMP indicating such license title. However, nothing in this section shall prohibit or limit in any way a practitioner licensed under this title from holding himself or herself out as an acupuncturist or licensed acupuncturist, or from using the letters L.Ac. after his or her name.
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