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(a) “Appropriately trained” means the satisfactory completion of a course of study that covers fitting and patient management of therapeutic diabetic shoes and inserts that is approved by the National Commission for Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (N.C.O.P.E.), or a course of study offered by a manufacturer.
(b) “Orthotic device” means a brace or support, but does not include fabric and elastic supports, corsets, arch supports, trusses, elastic hose, canes, crutches, cervical collars, dental appliances or other similar devices carried in stock and sold by drug stores, department stores, corset shops or surgical supply facilities.
(c) “Orthotics” means the science or practice of measuring, designing, constructing, assembling, fitting, adjusting or servicing orthotic devices for the support, correction or alleviation of musculoskeletal diseases, injuries, disabilities or deformities as permitted by prescriptions from a licensed doctor of medicine.
(d) “Orthotist” means a person who is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics or the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification as a certified orthotist.
(e) “Person” means any individual, corporation, partnership, association or other organization.
(f) “Prosthetic device” means any artificial device that is not surgically implanted and that is used to replace a missing limb, appendage or any other external human body part, including devices such as artificial limbs, hands, fingers, feet, toes, but excluding artificial eyes or appliances for the eyes, dental plates, and largely cosmetic devices such as wigs, artificial breasts, eyelashes, ears and noses or other devices which could not by their use have a significantly detrimental impact upon the musculoskeletal functions of the body.
(g) “Prosthetics” means the science or practice of measuring, designing, constructing, assembling, fitting, adjusting or servicing prosthetic devices as permitted by prescriptions from a licensed doctor of medicine.
(h) “Prosthetist” means a person who is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics or the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification as a certified prosthetist.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 73. Professions and Vocations § 73-22-1. Definitions - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-73-professions-and-vocations/ms-code-sect-73-22-1.html
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