2020 Georgia Code
Title 43 - Professions and Businesses
Chapter 34 - Physicians, Acupuncture, Physician Assistants, Cancer and Glaucoma Treatment, Respiratory Care, Clinical Perfusionists, and Orthotics and Prosthetics Practice
Article 2 - Medical Practice
§ 43-34-40. Fraudulently Obtaining or Selling Records; Fraudulent Use of Terms

Universal Citation: GA Code § 43-34-40 (2020)

Any person who shall buy, sell, or fraudulently obtain any diploma, license, record, or registration to practice osteopathic medicine, illegally obtained or signed, or issued unlawfully or under fraudulent representation; or who shall use any of the forms or letters, "Osteopathy," "Osteopath," "Osteopathist," "Diplomate in Osteopathy," "D.O.," "D.Sc.O.," "Osteopathic Physician," "Doctor of Osteopathy," or any other title or letters, either alone or with other qualifying words or phrases, under such circumstances as to induce the belief that the person who uses such term or terms is engaged in the practice of osteopathic medicine, or anyone who shall hold himself or herself out as practicing any other nondrug-giving school of medical practice, without having complied with this article, shall be guilty of a felony.

(Ga. L. 1909, p. 123, § 11; Penal Code 1910, § 470; Code 1933, § 84-9918; Code 1981, §43-34-44; Code 1981, §43-34-40, as redesignated by Ga. L. 2009, p. 859, § 1/HB 509.)

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2009, p. 859, § 1/HB 509, effective July 1, 2009, redesignated former Code Section 43-34-40 as present Code Section 43-34-36.


Cited in Mabry v. State Bd. of Exmrs. in Optometry, 190 Ga. 751, 10 S.E.2d 740 (1940); Georgia Ass'n of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. v. Allen, 31 F. Supp. 206 (M.D. Ga. 1940).

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