Education Law

Title VIII - The Professions


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With the exception of Article 130, General Provisions, the links below will take you to that profession's section of the OP site.


  • Article 130 General provisions (in four subarticles)
  • Article 131 Medicine (Sections 6520-6529)
  • Article 131-A Definitions of professional misconduct applicable to physicians, physician's assistants and specialist's assistants (Sections 6530-6532)
  • Article 131-B Physician assistants (Sections 6540-6546)
  • Article 131-C Specialist assistants (Sections 6547-6549)
  • Article 132 Chiropractic (Sections 6550-6556)
  • Article 133 Dentistry, dental hygiene, and certified dental assisting (Sections 6600-6613)
  • Article 135 Veterinary medicine and veterinary technology (Sections 6700-6714)
  • Article 136 Physical therapy and physical therapist assistants (Sections 6730-6743)
  • Article 137 Pharmacy (Sections 6800-6830)
  • Article 139 Nursing (Sections 6900-6910)
  • Article 140 Professional midwifery (Sections 6950-6958)
  • Article 141 Podiatry (Sections 7000-7007)
  • Article 143 Optometry (Sections 7100-7107)
  • Article 144 Ophthalmic dispensing (Sections 7120-7128)
  • Article 145 Engineering and land surveying (Sections 7200-7211)
  • Article 147 Architecture (Sections 7300-7308)
  • Article 148 Landscape architecture (Sections 7320-7328)
  • Article 149 Public accountancy (Sections 7400-7409)
  • Article 151 Shorthand reporting (Sections 7500-7504)
  • Article 153 Psychology (Sections 7600-7606)
  • Article 154 Social work (Sections 7700-7705)
  • Article 155 Massage Therapy (Sections 7800-7807)
  • Article 156 Occupational therapy (Sections 7900-7907)
  • Article 157 Dietetics and nutrition (Sections 8000-8006)
  • Article 159 Speech-language pathologists and audiologists (Sections 8200-8209)
  • Article 160 Acupuncture (Sections 8210-8216)
  • Article 161 Interior design (Sections 8300-8307)
  • Article 162 Athletic trainers (Sections 8350-8358)
  • Article 163 Mental Health Practitioners (Sections 8400-8411)
  • Article 164 Respiratory therapists and respiratory therapy technicians (Sections 8500-8513)
  • Article 165 Clinical Laboratory Technology Practice Act (Sections 8600-8610)
  • Article 166 Medical Physics Practice (Sections 8700-8709)
  • Article 167 Applied Behavior Analysis (Sections 8800-8808)
Last Updated: June 6, 2014