14-401.21.  Practicing "rebirthing technique"; penalty.

(a)        It is unlawful for a person to practice a technique, whether known as a "rebirthing technique" or referred to by any other name, to reenact the birthing process in a manner that includes restraint and creates a situation in which a patient may suffer physical injury or death.

(b)        A violation of this section is punishable as follows:

(1)        For a first offense under this section, the person is guilty of a Class A1 misdemeanor.

(2)        For a second or subsequent offense under this section, the person is guilty of a Class I felony.

(c)        No State funds shall be used to pay for the rebirthing technique made unlawful by this section and performed in another state notwithstanding that the technique, whether known as a rebirthing technique or referred to by any other name, is lawful in that other state. (2003-205, s. 1; 2004-124, s. 10.2F.)