(720 ILCS 5/12-10.2)
(a) In this Section, "tongue splitting" means the cutting of a human tongue
or more parts.
(b) A person may not knowingly perform tongue splitting on another person unless the
person performing the tongue splitting is licensed to practice medicine in all
its branches under the Medical Practice
Act of 1987
or licensed under the Illinois Dental Practice Act.
(c) Sentence. Tongue splitting performed in violation of this Section is a
misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11