senate Bill S4121

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the podiatric scope of practice; repealer

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A814 -

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 02, 2013 signed chap.23
Apr 26, 2013 delivered to governor
Apr 24, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.322
substituted for s4121
Apr 24, 2013 substituted by a814
Apr 22, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 17, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 16, 2013 1st report cal.322
Mar 11, 2013 referred to higher education

S4121 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7001, Ed L; rpld §2995-d sub 4-a, Pub Health L; rpld §3101 sub (d) ¶1 sub ¶ (iv), CPLR

S4121 - Summary

Relates to the podiatric scope of practice.

S4121 - Sponsor Memo

S4121 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 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, in relation to the podiatric scope of
  practice; and repealing certain provisions of the  public  health  law
  and the civil practice law and rules relating thereto


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 7001  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  438  of  the  laws  of 2012, is amended to read as
  1. The practice of the profession of podiatry is defined  as  diagnos-
ing,  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 contig-
uous 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 privi-
lege  to  perform  podiatric  standard  ankle  surgery or advanced ankle
surgery in accordance with section seven thousand 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

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


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