Maine Revised Statutes

§18304. License required

1. Unlicensed practice.  Except as provided in section 18305 and section 18371, subsections 3 and 6, a person may not practice or profess to be authorized to practice the activities described in this chapter without a license or during any period when that person's license has expired or has been suspended or revoked.
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2. Unlawful practice.  A person may not:
A. Practice dentistry under a false or assumed name; [2015, c. 429, §21 (NEW).]
B. Practice dentistry under the name of a corporation, company, association, parlor or trade name; [2015, c. 429, §21 (NEW).]
C. While manager, proprietor, operator or conductor of a place for performing dental operations, employ a person who is not a lawful practitioner of dentistry in this State to perform dental practices as described in section 18371; [2015, c. 429, §21 (NEW).]
D. While manager, proprietor, operator or conductor of a place for performing dental operations, permit a person to practice dentistry under a false name; [2015, c. 429, §21 (NEW).]
E. Assume a title or append a prefix or letters following that person's name that falsely represent the person as having a degree from a dental college; [2015, c. 429, §21 (NEW).]
F. Impersonate another at an examination held by the board; [2015, c. 429, §21 (NEW).]
G. Knowingly make a false application or false representation in connection with an examination held by the board; or [2015, c. 429, §21 (NEW).]
H. Employ a person as a dental hygienist, independent practice dental hygienist, denturist or dental radiographer who is not licensed to practice. [2015, c. 429, §21 (NEW).]
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3. Penalties.  A person who violates this section commits a Class E crime. Violation of this section is a strict liability crime as defined in Title 17-A, section 34, subsection 4-A.
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4. Injunction.   The Attorney General may bring an action in Superior Court pursuant to Title 10, section 8003-C, subsection 5 to enjoin a person from violating this chapter.
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SECTION HISTORY
2015, c. 429, §21 (NEW).