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UNLICENSED PRACTICE - STATE OF NEW JERSEY, SENATE, No. 2944

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2. a. The Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs or any board or committee within the division may exercise its investigative power pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1978, c.73 (C.45:1-18) whenever there is reason to believe that there has been a violation of any applicable law or regulation by a person who:
(1) is not licensed, certified, or otherwise permitted by law or regulation to practice a profession or occupation and who represents to the public by any means, that he is able to practice a profession or occupation regulated under Title 45 of the Revised Statutes; or (2) has engaged or is engaging in the unauthorized practice of a profession or occupation regulated under Title 45 of the Revised Statutes in violation of any law or regulation administered by the director or a board or committee within the Division of Consumer Affairs.
b. Any person who, following notice and a hearing, has been found to have engaged in the conduct specified in paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection a. of this section shall:

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(1) immediately cease and desist from practicing that profession or occupation, as ordered by the director or a board or committee;

and (2) be liable to a penalty of not more than $10,000 for the first offense, and not more than $20,000 for each subsequent offense, to be recovered by the director or the board or committee within the Division of Consumer Affairs.


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