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An occupational therapist shall not, on behalf of himself or herself, a partner, an associate, a shareholder in a professional corporation, or any other practitioner or specific health care provider affiliated with the practitioner, use, or participate in the use of, any form of public communication containing a false, fraudulent, misleading, deceptive, or unfair statement or claim.

In order to facilitate the process of informed selection of a practitioner by the public, an occupational therapist may advertise services through the public media, provided that the advertisement is dignified and confines itself to the existence, scope, nature, and field of practice of occupational therapy.

If the advertisement is communicated to the public by radio, cable, or television, it shall be prerecorded, approved for broadcast by the occupational therapist, and a recording and transcript of the actual transmission shall be retained by the occupational therapist for a period of five (5) years from the last date of broadcast.

If an occupational therapist advertises a fee for a service, treatment, consultation, examination, or other procedure, the practitioner must render that service or procedure for no more than the fee advertised.

Unless otherwise specified in the advertisement, if an occupational therapist publishes or communicates any fee information in a publication which has no fixed date for publication of a succeeding issue, the occupational therapist shall be bound by any representation made therein for thirty (30) days.

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844 IAC 10-5-9

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