senate Bill S3758A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Expands the definition of podiatry to include conditions of the ankle and all soft tissue structures of the leg below the knee affecting the foot and ankle

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2012 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1166
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 06, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 05, 2012 print number 3758a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 24, 2011 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2011 1st report cal.593
Mar 03, 2011 referred to higher education

Votes

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Jun 12, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S3758A
23
1
committee
23
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 6, 2012 - Higher Education committee Vote

S3758A
13
1
committee
13
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Mar 6, 2012

nay (1)
aye wr (3)
excused (1)

May 10, 2011 - Higher Education committee Vote

S3758
10
1
committee
10
Aye
1
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 10, 2011

nay (1)
excused (1)

Bill Amendments

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S3758 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7001, Ed L; amd §§230-d & 2995-d, Pub Health L; amd §3101, CPLR
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2992B

S3758 - Summary

Expands the definition of the practice of podiatry to include conditions of the ankle and all soft tissue structures of the leg below the knee anatomically affecting the foot and ankle; establishes podiatrists licensed prior to the effective date of this act need to be certified to operate on the ankle; provides for the conducting of office based surgery by podiatrists; directs the department of health to study the feasibility of a podiatrist profiling program  (view more) authorizes the calling of a physician as an expert witness in a podiatric medical malpractice cause of action.

S3758 - Sponsor Memo

S3758 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3758

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LIBOUS, KLEIN, ADAMS, MAZIARZ, OPPENHEIMER -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Higher Education

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, the public health law and the civil
  practice law and rules, in relation to the practice of podiatry

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section  7001 of the education law, as amended by chapter
677 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  S 7001. Definition of practice of podiatry. 1.   The practice  of  the
profession of podiatry is defined as diagnosing, treating, operating and
prescribing for any disease, injury, deformity or other condition of the
foot,  [and may include] ANKLE AND ALL SOFT TISSUE STRUCTURES OF THE LEG
BELOW THE DISTAL TIBIAL TUBEROCITY.  SURGICAL  TREATMENT  OF  THE  ANKLE
SHALL NOT EXTEND BEYOND THE TIBIAL METAPHYSEAL FLAIR; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
THAT  SUCH SURGICAL TREATMENT MAY EXTEND TO THE DISTAL TIBIAL TUBEROCITY
AS NECESSARY FOR THE TREATMENT OF THE ANKLE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT  LIMITED
TO,  THE  APPLICATION  OF EXTERNAL FIXATION; AND PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT
SUCH TREATMENT SHALL NOT INCLUDE PILON FRACTURES. THE PRACTICE OF PODIA-
TRY INCLUDES performing physical evaluations in  conjunction  with  [the
provision  of]  podiatric treatment.  Podiatrists [may] SHALL ONLY treat
traumatic open wound fractures [only] AND PROVIDE SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF
COMPLICATED FRACTURES OF THE ANKLE in hospitals [,  as  defined  in]  OR
AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO article twenty-eight of
the  public  health  law.    FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE TERM
"ANKLE" SHALL BE DEFINED AS THE DISTAL METAPHYSIS AND EPIPHYSIS  OF  THE
TIBIA AND FIBULA, THE ARTICULAR CARTILAGE OF THE DISTAL TIBIA AND DISTAL
FIBULA,  THE  LIGAMENTS THAT CONNECT THE DISTAL METAPHYSIS AND EPIPHYSIS
OF THE TIBIA AND FIBULA AND TALUS, AND THE PORTIONS OF SKIN,  SUBCUTANE-
OUS TISSUE, FASCIA, MUSCLES, TENDONS AND NERVES AT OR BELOW THE LEVEL OF
THE MYOTENDINOUS JUNCTION OF THE TRICEPS SURAE.
  2.  [The  practice  of podiatry shall not include treating any part of
the human body other than  the  foot,  nor  treating  fractures  of  the
malleoli  or  cutting operations upon the malleoli. Podiatrists licensed

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S3758A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7001, Ed L; amd §§230-d & 2995-d, Pub Health L; amd §3101, CPLR
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2992B

S3758A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the definition of the practice of podiatry to include conditions of the ankle and all soft tissue structures of the leg below the knee anatomically affecting the foot and ankle; establishes podiatrists licensed prior to the effective date of this act need to be certified to operate on the ankle; provides for the conducting of office based surgery by podiatrists; directs the department of health to study the feasibility of a podiatrist profiling program  (view more) authorizes the calling of a physician as an expert witness in a podiatric medical malpractice cause of action.

S3758A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3758A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3758--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LIBOUS, KLEIN, ADAMS, MAZIARZ, OPPENHEIMER -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Higher Education -- recommitted to the Committee on High-
  er  Education  in  accordance  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, the public health law and  the  civil
  practice law and rules, in relation to the practice of podiatry

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 7001 of the education law, as  amended  by  chapter
677 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  S  7001.  Definition  of practice of podiatry. 1.  The practice of the
profession of podiatry is defined as diagnosing, treating, operating and
prescribing for any disease, injury, deformity or other condition of the
foot, [and may include] ANKLE AND ALL SOFT TISSUE STRUCTURES OF THE  LEG
BELOW  THE  DISTAL  TIBIAL  TUBEROCITY.  SURGICAL TREATMENT OF THE ANKLE
SHALL NOT EXTEND BEYOND THE TIBIAL METAPHYSEAL FLAIR; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
THAT SUCH SURGICAL TREATMENT MAY EXTEND TO THE DISTAL TIBIAL  TUBEROCITY
AS  NECESSARY FOR THE TREATMENT OF THE ANKLE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, THE APPLICATION OF EXTERNAL FIXATION; AND  PROVIDED,  FURTHER,  THAT
SUCH TREATMENT SHALL NOT INCLUDE PILON FRACTURES. THE PRACTICE OF PODIA-
TRY  INCLUDES  performing  physical evaluations in conjunction with [the
provision of] podiatric treatment.  Podiatrists [may] SHALL  ONLY  treat
traumatic open wound fractures [only] AND PROVIDE SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF
COMPLICATED  FRACTURES  OF  THE  ANKLE in hospitals [, as defined in] OR
AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO article twenty-eight of
the public health law.   FOR THE PURPOSES  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,  THE  TERM
"ANKLE"  SHALL  BE DEFINED AS THE DISTAL METAPHYSIS AND EPIPHYSIS OF THE
TIBIA AND FIBULA, THE ARTICULAR CARTILAGE OF THE DISTAL TIBIA AND DISTAL
FIBULA, THE LIGAMENTS THAT CONNECT THE DISTAL METAPHYSIS  AND  EPIPHYSIS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02760-04-2

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