Title 43, Chapter 35, Section 3
As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) "Board" means the State Board of Podiatry Examiners.
(2) "License" means a valid and current certificate of
registration issued by the division director on behalf of the
board which shall give the person to whom it is issued authority
to engage in the practice prescribed thereon.
(3) "Licensee" means one who holds a license under this chapter.
(4) "Person" means a human person only.
(5) "Podiatric medicine," which includes chiropody, podiatry, and
podiatric medicine and surgery, means that portion of the practice
of medicine identified by the acts described in any one or more of
(A) Charging a fee or other compensation, either directly or
indirectly, for any history or physical examination of a patient
in a person's office or in a hospital, clinic, or other similar
facility prior to, incident to, and necessary for the diagnosis
and treatment, by primary medical care, surgical or other means,
of diseases, ailments, injuries, or abnormal conditions of the
human foot and leg;
(B) Holding oneself out to the public, either directly or
indirectly, as being engaged in the practice of podiatric
(C) Displaying or using a title or abbreviation such as "Doctor
of Podiatric Medicine," "D.P.M.," "Foot Doctor," "Foot
Specialist," "Foot Surgeon," "Foot and Ankle Surgeon," or other
letters, designations, or symbols or signs of any type which
expressly or implicitly indicate to the general public that the
user renders treatment to the foot, ankle, and leg under the
provisions of this chapter;
(D) Performing surgery on the foot or leg of a patient, except
that when such surgery is performed under general anesthesia it
shall be permissible only when said surgery is performed at a
facility permitted and regulated as a hospital or ambulatory
surgical treatment center under Article 1 of Chapter 7 of Title
31 and when said general anesthesia is administered under the
direction of a duly licensed physician;
(E) Performing amputations of the toe; or
(F) Performing amputations distal to and including the
tarsometatarsal joint but only when performed in a facility
permitted and regulated as a hospital or ambulatory surgical
treatment center under Article 1 of Chapter 7 of Title 31 and
when performed by a podiatrist who is certified by the board in
meeting the requirements which shall be established by
regulations of the board which have been jointly approved by the
board and the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners.
(6) "Podiatric resident" means a person who is engaged in a
postgraduate program of study or practice within this state
approved by the board.
(7) "Podiatrist" means a physician and surgeon of the human foot
and leg who is subject to this chapter.