senate Bill S4734

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Makes technical corrections to the practice of podiatry

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to higher education
Feb 24, 2017 referred to higher education

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S4734 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1880
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7001, 7009 & 7010, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4835, A7108
2015-2016: S4600, S6990, A719
2019-2020: S5395, A6185
2021-2022: S2019, A2294

S4734 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes technical corrections to the practice of podiatry.

S4734 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4734 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4734

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  VALESKY, CARLUCCI, LATIMER, SANDERS -- 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

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

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