2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 59. Professions and Occupations
§59-491. Practicing without a license - Penalties.

59 OK Stat § 59-491 (2014) What's This?

A. 1. Every person before practicing medicine and surgery or any of the branches or departments of medicine and surgery, within the meaning of the Oklahoma Allopathic Medical and Surgical Licensure and Supervision Act, the Oklahoma Osteopathic Medicine Act, or the Oklahoma Interventional Pain Management and Treatment Act, within this state, must be in legal possession of the unrevoked license or certificate issued pursuant to the Oklahoma Allopathic Medical and Surgical Licensure and Supervision Act.

2. Any person practicing in such manner within this state, who is not in the legal possession of a license or certificate, shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony, punishable by a fine in an amount not less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) nor more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than one (1) year or imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not more than four (4) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

3. Each day a person is in violation of any provision of this subsection shall constitute a separate criminal offense and, in addition, the district attorney may file a separate charge of medical battery for each person who is injured as a result of treatment or surgery performed in violation of this subsection.

4. Any person who practices medicine and surgery or any of the branches or departments thereof without first complying with the provisions of the Oklahoma Allopathic Medical and Surgical Licensure and Supervision Act, the Oklahoma Osteopathic Medicine Act, or the Oklahoma Interventional Pain Management and Treatment Act shall, in addition to the other penalties provided therein, receive no compensation for such medical and surgical or branches or departments thereof services.

B. 1. If a license has been revoked or suspended pursuant to the Oklahoma Allopathic Medical and Surgical Licensure and Supervision Act or the Oklahoma Osteopathic Medicine Act whether for disciplinary reasons or for failure to renew the license, the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision may, subject to rules promulgated by the Board, assess and collect an administrative fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) for each day after revocation or suspension whether for disciplinary reasons or for failure to renew such license that the person practices medicine and surgery or any of the branches or departments thereof within this state.

2. The Board may impose administrative penalties against any person who violates any of the provisions of the Oklahoma Interventional Pain Management and Treatment Act or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto. The Board is authorized to initiate disciplinary and injunctive proceedings against any person who has violated any of the provisions of the Oklahoma Interventional Pain Management and Treatment Act or any rule of the Board promulgated pursuant thereto. The Board is authorized in the name of the state to apply for relief by injunction in the established manner provided in cases of civil procedure, without bond, to enforce the provisions of the Oklahoma Interventional Pain Management and Treatment Act, or to restrain any violation thereof. The members of the Board shall not be personally liable for proceeding under this section.

3. Fines assessed shall be in addition to any criminal penalty provided pursuant to subsection A of this section.

Added by Laws 1923, c. 59, p. 104, § 11, emerg. eff. March 31, 1923. Amended by Laws 1994, c. 323, § 10, eff. July 1, 1994; Laws 2001, c. 115, § 1, emerg. eff. April 18, 2001; Laws 2004, c. 523, § 3, emerg. eff. June 9, 2004; Laws 2008, c. 358, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2008; Laws 2010, c. 67, § 2, emerg. eff. April 9, 2010.

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