Penalties For Unlicensed Practice Of Medicine, Surgery, Podiatric Medicine (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-20)
Under New Jersey law, it is a crime of the third degree to practice medicine, surgery, or podiatric medicine when you know you do not possess a license, or that your license has been suspended, revoked, or limited by the State Board of Medical Examiners.
Under N.J.S.A. 2C:21-20, Unlicensed Practice of Medicine, Surgery, Podiatric Medicine, prohibited conduct without an active license includes engaging in the practice, exceeding the scope of practice as permitted by an order from the Board, holding yourself out as eligible to engage in the practice, practicing under a false name or impersonating another licensed person, or engaging in activities for which the license is required, including prescribing controlled substances.
Medical professionals who are facing charges under 2C:21-20 aren’t just risking a 3-5 year sentence if convicted.
Short term license suspensions can become permanent when allegations of this type of misconduct are in play.
Work with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney to protect not only your freedom, but your livelihood.
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