(a) It shall be unlawful for any person who is not licensed under the Kansas healing
arts act or whose license has been revoked or suspended to open or maintain an office
for the practice of the healing arts as defined in this act or to announce or hold
out to the public the intention, authority or skill to practice the healing arts as
defined in the Kansas healing arts act by the use of any professional degree or designation,
sign, card, circular, device, advertisement or representation.
(b) This section shall not apply to any health care provider who in good faith renders
emergency care or assistance at the scene of an emergency or accident as authorized
by K.S.A. 65-2891, and amendments thereto.
(c) It shall not be considered a violation of the Kansas healing arts act if an unlicensed
person appends to such person's name the word “doctor” or the letters “M.D.,” “D.O.”
or “D.C.,” if such person has earned such professional degree from an accredited healing
arts school or college, and if the use of such word or initials is not misleading
the public, patients or other health care providers that such person: (1) Is engaged
in the practice of the healing arts within this state; or (2) is licensed to practice
the healing arts in this state. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to any proceeding pending before the
board that has not reached a final order or disposition by the board prior to the
effective date of this act and to any proceeding commenced before the board on or
after the effective date of this act.
(d) Violation of this section is a severity level 10, nonperson felony. In addition, violation of this section may subject a person to civil fines and assessment
of reasonable costs of investigation and prosecution.
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