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RULE §183.19Acupuncture Advertising

Acupuncturists shall not authorize or use false, misleading, or deceptive advertising, and, in addition, shall not engage in any of the following:

  (1) hold themselves out as a physician or surgeon or any combination or derivative of those terms unless also licensed by the medical board as a physician or surgeon as defined under the Medical Practice Act, Tex. Occ. Code Ann. §151.002(a)(13) (relating to Definitions);

  (2) use the terms "board certified" unless the advertising also discloses the complete name of the board which conferred the referenced certification; or,

  (3) use the terms "board certified" or any similar words or phrases calculated to convey the same meaning if the advertised board certification has expired and has not been renewed at the time the advertising in question was published, broadcast, or otherwise promulgated.

Source Note: The provisions of this §183.19 adopted to be effective September 21, 2000, 25 TexReg 9217; amended to be effective January 6, 2002, 26 TexReg 10866; amended to be effective March 27, 2018, 43 TexReg 1865

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