senate Bill S7800

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to podiatry and the scope of podiatric practice

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9293 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2012 approval memo.11
signed chap.438
Aug 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
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

S7800 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9293A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7001, add §§7009 & 7010, Ed L; amd §§230-d & 2995-d, Pub Health L; amd §3101, CPLR

S7800 - Summary

Relates to podiatry and the scope of podiatric practice.

S7800 - Sponsor Memo

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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