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RULE §183.15Use of Professional Titles

(a) A licensee shall use the title "Licensed Acupuncturist," "Lic. Ac.," or "L. Ac.," immediately following his/her name on any advertising or other materials visible to the public which pertain to the licensee's practice of acupuncture, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section. Only persons licensed as an acupuncturist may use these titles. A licensee who is also licensed in Texas as a physician, dentist, chiropractor, optometrist, podiatrist, and/or veterinarian is exempt from the requirement that the licensee's acupuncture title immediately follow his/her name.

(b) If a licensee uses any additional title or designation, it shall be the responsibility of the licensee to comply with the provisions of the Healing Art Identification Act, Texas Occupations Code Annotated, Chapter 104, that require individuals to designate the authority under which the title is used or the college or honorary degree that gives rise to the use of the title. A licensee may use the additional title or designation in materials described in subsection (a) of this section, immediately before or after the title "Licensed Acupuncturist," "Lic. Ac.," or "L. Ac.".

Source Note: The provisions of this §183.15 adopted to be effective March 6, 2003, 28 TexReg 1883; amended to be effective May 2, 2004, 29 TexReg 3962; amended to be effective January 4, 2007, 31 TexReg 10799; amended to be effective February 28, 2011, 36 TexReg 1278

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