§ 5-3.1-21. Use of card, sign, or advertisement as evidence Single act sufficient evidence.
The display or presentation of a card, sign, advertisement, or other printed, engraved, or written instrument or device bearing a person's or entity's name in conjunction with the words "certified public accountant", "certified public accountants", "public accountant" or "public accountants", or any abbreviation of those words, except as permitted by this chapter, is prima facie evidence in any action brought under § 5-3.1-19 or 5-3.1-20 that the person or entity whose name is displayed caused or procured the display or presentation of that card, sign, advertisement, or other printed, engraved, or written instrument or device and that the person or entity is holding himself, herself, or itself out to the public as a certified public accountant or public accountant, or as a practice unit composed of certified public accountants and/or public accountants. In that action, evidence of the commission of a single act prohibited by this chapter is sufficient to justify an injunction or a conviction need not be established for that purpose.
(P.L. 1995, ch. 159, § 2; P.L. 2001, ch. 336, § 1.)