senate Bill S1908

2013-2014 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; repealer

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 23, 2013 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

S1908 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7001, rpld §§7009 & 7010, Ed L; amd §230-d, rpld & add §2995-d sub 4-a, Pub Health L; amd §3101, CPLR
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3758A
2009-2010: S2992B

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

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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