Penalties of publicily faking being a nurse?

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    In Australia we have a $10,000 fine for anyone pretending to be a nurse. Calling themselves a nurse or deceiving people into them believing you are a nurse.

    Does the USA have any penalties like this?

    Once I have an answer I will provide more information.

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    In the US, these kinds of laws would be at the state level.

    Penalties for Practicing Without a License

    State laws vary, but practicing without a valid, current license may be punishable by:
    • Community service
    • Fines
    • Restitution
    • Probation
    • Jail or prison time
    • Permanent loss of the license (if the violation was temporary)
    As with all criminal convictions, the severity of the punishment depends on the circumstances of the violation, including the convicted personís criminal history and the damage caused by the offense. For example, a woman who falsified a nurseís license to get a job as a nurse was given a yearís probation, fined, ordered to repay her employer, and directed not to apply for or take any jobs involving nursing or caregiving.
    Last edit by FLmomof5 on Feb 2, '12 : Reason: adding info

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