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The following acts are declared to be unlawful:
(1) The violation of any of the provisions of this chapter;
(2) For any optometrist, physician, or surgeon to advertise in any manner, either directly or indirectly, any fraudulent, false, or misleading statement as to the skill or method of practicing of himself or herself or of any other optometrist, physician, or surgeon, to advertise in any manner that will tend to deceive, mislead, or defraud the public, or to advertise in any other manner;
(3) For any person, firm, partnership, or corporation or any optometrist, physician, or surgeon to advertise, either directly or indirectly, free optometric service or examination or to advertise directly or indirectly by any means whatsoever any definite or indefinite amount or terms as a fee for the professional services or materials rendered or furnished by an optometrist, physician, or surgeon;
(4) For any person, firm, corporation, or partnership not having a license to engage in the practice of optometry;
(5) For any person, firm, partnership, or corporation to employ any optometrist, physician, or surgeon to assist it in the unlawful practice of optometry. However, a licensed optometrist or partnership composed of licensed optometrists may employ other licensed optometrists in practicing optometry;
(6) For an optometrist, physician, or surgeon to accept employment from any unlicensed person, firm, partnership, or corporation or in any other manner to assist it or them in the unlawful practice of optometry;
(7) For any person, firm, partnership, or corporation to give or offer to give eyeglasses, spectacles, lenses, or frames to any person as a premium or inducement for the purchase of any goods, wares, or merchandise;
(8) For any person to impersonate a registered optometrist or a registered physician or surgeon or to buy, sell, or fraudulently obtain a certificate of registration;
(9) For any unlicensed person, partnership, firm, or corporation to publicly represent that he or she or it by himself or herself or itself or through agents or employees is engaging in the practice of optometry or is qualified to do so; and
(10) For any optometrist, physician, surgeon, individual, firm, partnership, corporation, wholesaler, jobber, or retailer to:
(A) Solicit the sale of spectacles, eyeglasses, lenses, contact lenses, frames, mountings, prisms, or any other optical appliances or devices, eye examinations, or visual services, including vision training or orthoptics, by radio, window display, television, telephone directory display advertisement, newspaper advertisement, handbills, circulars, prospectuses, posters, motion pictures, stereopticon slides, or any other printed publication or medium or by other means of advertisement; or
(B) Use any method or means of baiting, persuading, or enticing the public into buying spectacles, eyeglasses, lenses, contact lenses, frames, mountings, prisms, or other optical appliances or devices for visual correction or relief of the visual system or to train the visual system.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 17. Professions, Occupations, and Businesses § 17-90-104. Unlawful activities - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-17-professions-occupations-and-businesses/ar-code-sect-17-90-104/
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