Jacksonville, FL asked in Criminal Law, Products Liability, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Florida

Q: Hello, I’m starting a medical club and want to have personalized/customized scrubs as our club shirt. Is it a problem?

Problem as in we get a fine, commit a crime/felony, or if it is possibly considered impersonating a physician. The club members will only be wearing the shirts in our clubs and Club community service events and have a logo on the back which will distinguish the shirts as not being actual medical scrubs or cause much problems with people assuming we are medical professionals. Also the shirts will have the name but I was wondering if it is okay to put MD next to the names to seem like we are doctors but just for satire.

1 Lawyer Answer

Jonathan Blecher

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: As long as you're not practicing medicine, treating patients or holding yourself out as a licensed doctor, I think you're OK. I have a Halloween costume with a white lab coat that says, Dr. Ben Dover and I wear scrubs underneath.

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