Business and Professions Code - BPC

Published: 2015-07-08

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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 6.5. Vocational Nursing [2840 - 2895.5]

  ( Chapter 6.5 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1689. )
ARTICLE 5. Penal Provisions [2885 - 2887]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1689. )


It is unlawful for any person or persons not licensed as provided in this chapter to impersonate in any manner or pretend to be a licensed vocational nurse, or to use the title “Licensed Vocational Nurse,” the letters “L.V.N.,” or any other name, word or symbol in connection with or following his name so as to lead another or others to believe that he is a licensed vocational nurse.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1689.)


It is unlawful for a person to wilfully make any false representation or to impersonate any other person or permit or aid any person in any manner to impersonate him in connection with any examination or application for a license, or request to be examined or licensed.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1689.)


Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon a conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than 10 days nor more than one year, or by a fine of not less than twenty dollars ($20) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 11. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)