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SECTION 578
Penalties
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 5, TITLE 5
§ 578. Penalties. 1. (a) A person who owns or operates a clinical
laboratory or blood bank, and who does not hold a valid permit issued
pursuant to the provisions of this title or who otherwise does not
comply with this title or the New York city health code is guilty of a
misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year, or
by a fine of not more than two thousand dollars, or by both such fine
and imprisonment. For any subsequent offense, the penalty shall be both
such fine and imprisonment.

(b) A person who owns or operates a clinical laboratory or blood bank
and willfully misreports laboratory results or otherwise fails to comply
with the provisions of this title is guilty of a class A misdemeanor,
punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by a fine of
not more than one thousand dollars, or by both such fine and
imprisonment.

2. A person who acts as a director after July first, nineteen hundred
sixty-five, and who does not hold a valid certificate of qualification
issued pursuant to the provisions of this title is guilty of a
misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year, or
by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by both such fine and
imprisonment.