RS 51:413     

§413.  Advertising using the term "Doctor" or "Dr."

A.  No person shall assert, represent, make, publish, disseminate, circulate, or place before the public, or cause directly or indirectly to be made, published, disseminated, circulated, or placed before the public, in this state, in a newspaper or other publication, or in the form of a letter, business card, sign, public listing, display, book, notice, hand-bill, poster, bill, circular, pamphlet, or radio broadcast, telecast, wire, wireless, motion picture, or in any other way, an advertisement of the availability or sale of a professional service of any sort relating to physical health, mental health, therapeutic or rehabilitative services, or any combination thereof, using the term "Doctor" or "Dr." in conjunction with his name unless he designates the degree to which he is entitled by reason of his diploma of graduation from a school or other entity, professional or otherwise, or to designate the degree as honorary when an honorary acknowledgment has been made, or to designate 'no degree' if he is not entitled to any such recognition; however, said designation shall not be necessary if such term is a part of the person's legal name.  

B.  Any violation of this Section shall be enforceable under the provisions and subject to the penalties of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.  

Added by Acts 1982, No. 547, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1983.