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Arkansas Code Title 17. Professions, Occupations, and Businesses § 17-87-708. Penalty

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(a)(1) It shall be a misdemeanor for any person to:

(A) Sell or fraudulently obtain or furnish any medication assistive person's certificate, renewal, or record or aid or abet in any such sale or fraud;

(B) Serve as a medication assistive person under cover of any certificate or record illegally or fraudulently obtained or signed or issued unlawfully or under fraudulent representation;

(C) Serve as a medication assistive person unless certified by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing;

(D) Use in connection with his or her name any of the following titles, names, or initials if the user is not properly certified under this subchapter:

(i) Medication assistive person;

(ii) M.A.P.;

(iii) Medication aide;

(iv) Medication technician;

(v) Medication assistant;

(vi) Certified medication aide;

(vii) C.M.A.;

(viii) Medication assistant - Certified;

(ix) MA-C;  or

(x) Any other name, title, or initials that would cause a reasonable person to believe the user is certified under this subchapter;

(E) Serve as a medication assistive person during the time his or her certification is suspended;

(F) Conduct an education program for the preparation of medication assistive persons unless the program has been approved by the board;  or

(G) Otherwise violate any provisions of this subchapter.

(2)(A) A misdemeanor under subdivision (a)(1) of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) or more than five hundred dollars ($500).

(B) Each subsequent offense shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or by imprisonment of not more than thirty (30) days, or by both a fine and imprisonment.

(b)(1) After providing notice and a hearing, the board may levy civil penalties in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) against a person or entity for each violation of this subchapter or rules promulgated under this subchapter.

(2) Each day of violation shall be a separate offense.

(c) Unless a penalty assessed under this section is paid within fifteen (15) calendar days following the date for an appeal from the order, the board may file suit in Pulaski County Circuit Court to obtain a judgment for the amount of penalty not paid.

(d) The penalties permitted in this section shall be in addition to other penalties that may be imposed by the board under this subchapter.

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