§ 5-34-29. Penalty for violations.
(a) It is a misdemeanor for any person, firm, corporation, or association to:
(1) Sell or fraudulently obtain or furnish any nursing diploma, license, or record or aid or abet in this;
(2) Practice nursing as defined by this chapter and under cover of any diploma, license, or record illegally or fraudulently obtained, or signed, or issued unlawfully or under fraudulent representation;
(3) Practice nursing as defined by this chapter unless licensed to do so under the provisions of this chapter;
(4) Use in connection with his or her name any designation tending to imply that he or she is a professional nurse or a licensed practical nurse unless licensed to practice under the provisions of this chapter;
(5) Practice nursing during the time his or her license issued under the provisions of this chapter is suspended or revoked;
(6) Conduct a basic professional nursing education program or a practical nursing education program unless it has been approved by the board of nurse registration and nursing education; and
(7) Violate any of the provisions of this chapter.
(b) The misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of not less than three hundred dollars ($300) for the first offense. Each subsequent offense is punishable by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500), or by imprisonment of not more than one year, or by both the fine and imprisonment.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 328, § 2.)