(a) Any person who practices or offers to practice the profession of speech-language pathology or audiology without being licensed or exempted in accordance with this chapter, or any person who uses in connection with his or her name or otherwise assumes, uses, or advertises any title or description tending to convey the impression that he or she is a speech-language pathologist or audiologist without being licensed or exempted in accordance with this chapter, or any person who presents or attempts to use as his or her own the license of another, or any person who gives any false or forged evidence of any kind to the board or any member thereof in obtaining a license, or any person who attempts to use an expired or revoked license or any person, firm, partnership, or corporation, or any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500) for each offense.
(b) The board, or the person or persons as may be designated by the board to act in its stead, may prefer charges for any of the violations of this chapter in any county in this state in which the violations may have occurred. All duly constituted officers of the law of this state or any political subdivision thereof shall enforce this chapter and prosecute any persons, firms, partnerships, or corporations violating the same.
(c) The Attorney General of the state and his or her assistants shall act as legal advisers of the board and render legal assistance as may be necessary in carrying out this chapter.
(d) All fines collected for the violation of any provisions of this chapter shall be paid over to the secretary of the board to be delivered by him or her to the State Treasury and placed in the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Fund in the same manner as funds received for the issuance of licenses.
Last modified: May 3, 2021