|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Mar 14, 2016||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S6990
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S6990 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6990 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6990 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to making technical changes to the scope of the practice of podiatry PURPOSE : To correct certain errors within chapter 438 of the laws of 2012 relating to the podiatric scope of practice. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1: Amends section 7001 of the education law to acknowledge existing authority of licensed podiatrists to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the skin of the foot and to extend that authority to condition affecting the skin of the ankle, as well, consistent with recently enacted authority to diagnose and treat conditions of the ankle. Section 2: Amends section 7009 of the education law relating to the privilege to perform podiatric standard ankle surgery, to include certification in foot surgery and foot and ankle surgery within categories of certification required for issuance of such privilege. Section 3: Amends section 7010 of the education law relating to the issuance of ankle surgery permits to clarify that the supervision
S6990 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6990 I N S E N A T E March 14, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AMEDORE -- 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 making technical changes to the scope of the practice of podiatry THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 7001 of the education law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 23 of the laws of 2013 and subdivi- sion 2 as amended by chapter 438 of the laws of 2012, are amended to read as follows: 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, THE NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT OF THE ANKLE AND THE ANATOMICAL STRUCTURES OF THE ANKLE, CUTANEOUS CONDI- TIONS AND WOUNDS OF THE ANKLE, and may include performing physical eval- uations 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.] THE PRACTICE OF PODIATRY SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING TREATMENTS OR PROCEDURES PERFORMED ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE MALLEOLI, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED: THE TREATMENT OF MELANOMA; PERFORMANCE OF MOHS SURGERY; MUSCLE FLAPS OR MICROVASCULAR ANASTAMOSES. Wound care shall not, however, extend beyond 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 SURGICAL TREATMENT 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 podia- tric standard ankle surgery or advanced ankle surgery in accordance with section seven thousand nine of this article. Podiatrists may treat trau- matic 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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