(A) The attorney general, the prosecuting attorney of the county in which a violation of this chapter is committed or is threatened to be committed or in which the offender resides, the state chiropractic board, or any other person having knowledge of a person committing or threatening to commit a violation of this chapter may, in accordance with the provisions of the Revised Code governing injunctions, maintain an action in the name of this state to enjoin the person from committing the violation by applying for an injunction in any court of competent jurisdiction. Upon the filing of a verified petition in court, the court shall conduct a hearing on the petition and shall give the same preference to this proceeding as is given all proceedings under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, irrespective of the position of the proceeding on the calendar of the court. If the court grants a final or permanent injunction that is a final appealable order, the court may award to the person or entity that maintained the action an amount not exceeding five thousand dollars to cover reasonable attorney's fees, investigative costs, and other costs related to the investigation or prosecution of the case. Injunction proceedings brought under this section shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all penalties and other remedies provided in this chapter.
(1) The practice of chiropractic by any person not at that time holding a valid and current license issued under this chapter is hereby declared to be inimical to the public welfare and to constitute a public nuisance.
(2) Except for the practice of acupuncture by persons described in section 4762.02 of the Revised Code and persons who hold certificates issued under section 4762.04 of the Revised Code, the practice of acupuncture by any person not at that time holding a valid and current certificate to practice acupuncture issued under this chapter is hereby declared to be inimical to the public welfare and to constitute a public nuisance.
Effective Date: 04-10-2001; 2007 SB33 08-22-2007