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§ 4-606. Fines and penalties

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: October 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Dentistry (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Prohibited Acts; Penalties (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2020
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 4-606
§ 4-606. Fines and penalties
Unauthorized practice of dentistry
(a)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a person who practices or attempts to practice dentistry without a license in violation of § 4-601(a) of this subtitle or represents to the public in violation of § 4-602 of this subtitle that the person is authorized to practice dentistry is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to:
(i) For a first offense, a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year; or
(ii) For a subsequent offense, a fine not exceeding $20,000 per day or imprisonment not exceeding 5 years.
(2) This subsection does not apply to a person who practices or attempts to practice dentistry without a license if the person's license has been expired for a period of not more than 6 months.
Unauthorized practice of dental hygiene
(b)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a person who practices or attempts to practice dental hygiene without a license in violation of § 4-601(a) of this subtitle, aids or abets unauthorized practice of dental hygiene in violation of § 4-601(b) of this subtitle, or represents to the public in violation of § 4-602 of this subtitle that the person is authorized to practice dental hygiene is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000.
(2) This subsection does not apply to a person who practices or attempts to practice dental hygiene without a license if the person's license has been expired for a period of not more than 6 months.
Dental laboratory work offense; advertising dental appliance
(c) A person who violates any provision of Subtitle 4 of this title, which relates to dental laboratory work, or who advertises a dental appliance in violation of § 4-503(c) of this title is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $2,000 per day or imprisonment not exceeding 2 years.

Credits

Added by Acts 1981, c. 8, § 2, eff. July 1, 1981. Amended by Acts 1990, c. 6, § 11, eff. Feb. 16, 1990; Acts 1991, c. 371, § 1, eff. July 1, 1991; Acts 2020, c. 385, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020; Acts 2020, c. 386, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020.
Formerly Art. 32, §§ 21, 25, 33.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 4-606, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 4-606
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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