57. Misuse of titles.-
If any person,-
(a) not being a person registered in the Central Register or a State Register, takes or uses the description of an allied and healthcare professional, or
(b) not possessing an allied and healthcare qualification under this Act, uses a degree or a diploma or a license or an abbreviation indicating or implying such qualification, shall be punished on first conviction with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, and on any subsequent conviction with imprisonment which may extend to one year or with fine not exceeding two lakh rupees or with both.