New Jersey mandates licensing for acupuncturists in the state. In cases where you lack a license, or your license has been suspended, revoked, or limited by the Board, the following conduct is prohibited:
- Engaging in acupuncture
- Exceeding the scope of practice authorized by the Board
- Holding yourself out as a licensed acupuncturist
- Engaging in any activity that requires an acupuncture license
- Practicing under a false or assumed name
Under N.J.S.A 2C:21-20.1, Unlicensed Practice of Acupuncture, violation of any of the above is a crime of third degree. Conviction can lead to a three to five year prison sentence, a $15,000 fine, and disciplinary action by the Board, including a permanent bar on practicing. These are serious allegations of misconduct, and your future hangs in the balance.
Matthew Reisig has helped healthcare professionals in New Jersey facing charges under licensure statutes for almost two decades. When you’re facing allegations of Unlicensed Practice of Acupuncture in New Jersey, call 732-625-9661 right away for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.