§61-10-21. Unlawful use of prefix "Doctor" or "Dr." penalty.
It shall be unlawful for any person to use the prefix "Doctor"
or "Dr." in connection with his name in any letter, business card,
advertisement, sign or public display of any nature whatsoever,
without affixing thereto suitable words or letters designating the
degree which he holds. Any person who shall violate the provisions
of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon
conviction thereof shall be fined for each such offense not less
than ten nor more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the
county jail not more than twelve months, or both fined and
imprisoned, in the discretion of the court.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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