It shall be a misdemeanor for any person, including any corporation or association, to:
(a) Sell or fraudulently obtain or furnish any nursing diploma, license or record or aid or abet therein; or
(b) Practice registered professional nursing under cover of any diploma, license or record illegally or fraudulently obtained or signed or issued or under fraudulent representation; or
(c) Practice registered professional nursing unless duly licensed to do so under the provisions of this article; or
(d) Use in connection with his or her name any designation tending to imply that he or she is licensed to practice registered professional nursing unless duly licensed so to practice under the provisions of this article; or
(e) Practice registered professional nursing during the time his or her license issued under the provisions of this article shall be suspended or revoked; or
(f) Conduct a nursing education program for the preparation of registered professional nursing practitioners unless such program has been accredited by the board; or
(g) Otherwise violate any provisions of this article.
Upon conviction, each such misdemeanor shall be punishable by a fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than two hundred fifty dollars.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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