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Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 28-D, TITLE 3
§ 2897-b. Penalties. 1. It shall be a misdemeanor for a person to:

(a) sell or fraudulently obtain or furnish a nursing home
administrator diploma, license, record, or certificate of registration,
or aid or abet in the same;

(b) practice nursing home administration under cover of a diploma,
license or registration illegally or fraudulently obtained or signed or
issued unlawfully, or under fraudulent representation or mistake of fact
in material regard;

(c) practice or hold himself out as entitled to practice nursing home
administration without a valid license or after he shall have been
convicted of a felony;

(d) practice fraud, subterfuge or deceit, misrepresent or conceal a
material fact, use a false name or wilfully make a false statement in
submitting an application for licensure or registration.

(e) otherwise violate any of the provisions of this article.

2. Such misdemeanor shall be punishable by imprisonment for not more
than one year or by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars, or by
both such fine and imprisonment for each separate violation.

3. A violation of this article, when reported to the department and
duly substantiated by affidavits or other satisfactory evidence, shall
be investigated and, if the report is found to be true and the complaint
substantiated, the board shall report such violation to the attorney
general and request prompt prosecution.

4. In the prosecution of any criminal action for violation of this
article by the attorney general or his deputy, the attorney general or
his deputy may exercise all the powers and perform all the duties with
respect to such actions or proceedings which the district attorney would
otherwise be authorized or required to exercise or perform, and in such
action or proceeding the district attorney shall only exercise such
powers and perform such duties as are required of him by the attorney
general or the deputy attorney general so attending.