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|Jan 23, 2013||recommit, enacting clause stricken|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S1908
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1908 - Details
S1908 - 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.
S1908 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1908 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation to the practice of podiatry; to repeal sections 7009 and 7010 of the education law relating to ankle surgery; and to repeal subdivision 4-a of section 2995-d of the public health law, relating to a healthcare practitioners database 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 surgi- cal 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. The bill revises Education Law section 7001(2) to update the law. First enacted in 1996 to allow newly licensed or certified podiatrists to
S1908 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1908 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation to the practice of podiatry; to repeal sections 7009 and 7010 of the education law relating to ankle surgery; and to repeal subdivision 4-a of section 2995-d of the public health law, relating to a healthcare practitioners database 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.
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