In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. “Board” means the state board of podiatry examiners.
2. “Electrical treatment” means using electricity in diagnosing or treating an ailment of the foot or leg
by electrodes, lights, rays, vibrators or a machine run by electricity.
3. “Leg” means that part of the lower limb between the knee and the foot.
4. “Letter of concern” means an advisory letter to notify a podiatrist that while there is insufficient
evidence to support a disciplinary action the board believes the podiatrist should
modify or eliminate certain practices and that continuation of the activities that
led to the information being submitted to the board may result in action against the
5. “License” means a license to practice podiatry.
6. “Manipulative treatment” means using the hand or machinery in treating the foot or leg.
7. “Mechanical treatment” means applying a mechanical appliance of whatever material to the foot or leg, or
to the shoe or other footgear.
8. “Medical treatment” means recommending, prescribing or locally applying a therapeutic agent for relief
of a foot or leg ailment.
9. “Podiatric medical assistant” means an unlicensed person who has completed an education program approved by the
board, who assists in a podiatric medical practice under the supervision of a podiatrist
and who performs delegated procedures commensurate with the assistant's education
and training but who does not diagnose, interpret, design or modify established treatment
programs or perform any functions that would violate any statute applicable to the
practice of podiatric medicine.
10. “Podiatrist” is synonymous with podiatric physician and surgeon and means a person who, within
the limits of this chapter, is registered and licensed to practice podiatry by means
of performing full body physical examinations within the profession's scope of practice
and diagnosing or medically, surgically, mechanically, manipulatively or electrically
treating ailments of the human foot and leg but not amputating the leg or entire foot
or administering an anesthetic other than local.
11. “Podiatry” is synonymous with chiropody and means diagnosing or medically, surgically, mechanically,
manipulatively or electrically treating ailments of the human foot and leg but not
amputating the leg or entire foot or administering an anesthetic other than local.
12. “Surgical treatment” means using a cutting instrument to treat an ailment of the foot or leg.
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