Unless authorized to practice as a nurse practitioner under Health Occupations Article, Title 8, Annotated Code of Maryland, an individual may not:
A. Represent to the public by title or by description of services, methods, procedures, or otherwise, that the individual is authorized to practice as a nurse practitioner in this State;
B. Use as a title or describe the services the individual provides by use of the words “nurse practitioner” or “certified nurse practitioner”; or
C. Use the abbreviation “NP”, “CRNP”, “CNP”, or any other words, letters, or symbols with the intent to represent that the individual practices as a nurse practitioner.