Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 29

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-29-23

§ 5-29-23. Unauthorized practice — Fraud.

Any person except a licensed podiatrist, a licensed osteopathic physician, or a physician, licensed to practice medicine or surgery, who practices or attempts to practice podiatry, or any person who buys, sells, or fraudulently obtains any diploma or license to practice podiatry, or any person who uses the title “podiatrist” or any word or title to induce the belief that he or she is engaged in the practice of podiatry, without complying with the provisions of this chapter, shall upon the first conviction be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100), and for each subsequent offense shall be fined not less than two hundred dollars ($200) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by imprisonment not less than thirty (30) days nor more than one year, or shall be both fined and imprisoned.

History of Section.
P.L. 1988, ch. 274, § 2.