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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 5. Medicine [2000 - 2529.6]

  ( Chapter 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1313, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 12. Enforcement [2220 - 2319]
  ( Article 12 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1313, Sec. 2. )


The use of any fictitious, false, or assumed name, or any name other than his or her own by a licensee either alone, in conjunction with a partnership or group, or as the name of a professional corporation, in any public communication, advertisement, sign, or announcement of his or her practice without a fictitious-name permit obtained pursuant to Section 2415 constitutes unprofessional conduct. This section shall not apply to the following:

(a) Licensees who are employed by a partnership, a group, or a professional corporation that holds a fictitious name permit.

(b) Licensees who contract with, are employed by, or are on the staff of, any clinic licensed by the State Department of Health Services under Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1200) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code.

(c) An outpatient surgery setting granted a certificate of accreditation from an accreditation agency approved by the medical board.

(d) Any medical school approved by the division or a faculty practice plan connected with the medical school.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 607, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2004.)