|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 17, 2012||approval memo.11|
|Aug 06, 2012||delivered to governor|
|Jun 21, 2012||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.1453
substituted for s7800
|Jun 21, 2012||substituted by a9293a|
|Jun 20, 2012||ordered to third reading cal.1453|
|Jun 19, 2012||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7800Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9293 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S7800 - Details
S7800 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7800 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, the public health law, and the civil practice law and rules, in relation to the podiatric scope of practice PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to expand the scope of the practice of podiatry in New York State. Expanding the scope of podiatric practice in New York will bring it more in line with the vast majority of other States in the country which already allow the scope of practice to include the treatment of the ankle and soft tissue areas associated with the ankle, in addition to structures of the foot. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Education Law section 7001 to expand the scope of practice for podiatry to include, in addition to the treatment of the foot, conditions of the ankle, and all soft tissue structures related to the ankle that go up the leg to just below the knee cap. To limit the scope of practice, Podiatrists may perform surgical treatments of the rear foot and ankle, but such treatment may not extend beyond the calf of the leg, unless it is related to the treatment of the ankle.
S7800 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7800 I N S E N A T E June 19, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the education law, the public health law, and the civil practice law and rules, in relation to the podiatric scope of practice 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 performing physical evaluations in conjunction with the provision of podiatric treatment. FOR THE PURPOSES OF WOUND CARE HOWEVER, THE PRACTICE OF PODIATRY SHALL INCLUDE THE TREATMENT OF SUCH WOUNDS IF THEY ARE CONTIGUOUS WITH WOUNDS RELATING, ORIGINATING OR IN THE COURSE OF TREATMENT OF A WOUND ON THE FOOT WITHIN THE PODIATRIC SCOPE OF PRACTICE. WOUND CARE SHALL NOT, HOWEVER, EXTEND BEYOND TO THE LEVEL ENDING AT THE DISTAL TIBIAL TUBEROSITY. THE PRACTICE OF PODIATRY MAY ALSO INCLUDE DIAGNOSING, TREATING, OPERATING AND PRESCRIBING FOR ANY DISEASE, INJURY, DEFORMITY OR OTHER CONDITION OF THE ANKLE AND SOFT TISSUE OF THE LEG BELOW THE TIBIAL TUBEROSITY IF THE PODIATRIST HAS OBTAINED AN ISSUANCE OF A PRIVILEGE TO PERFORM PODIATRIC STANDARD ANKLE SURGERY OR ADVANCED ANKLE SURGERY IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION SEVEN THOU- SAND NINE OF THIS ARTICLE. Podiatrists may treat traumatic open wound fractures only in hospitals, as defined in 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, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE, FACIA, MUSCLES, TENDONS, LIGAMENTS 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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