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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 007 : Podiatry

Subchapter 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 321)
  • § 321. Definitions

    In this chapter, unless the context requires another meaning:

    (1) “Board” means the State Board of Medical Practice established by chapter 23 of this title.

    (2) “Disciplinary action” means any action taken against a licensee or an applicant by the Board, or on appeal from that action, when that action suspends, revokes, limits, or conditions licensure in any way, or when it includes reprimands or an administrative penalty.

    (3) “Practice of podiatry,” by a podiatric physician, means any medical, mechanical, surgical, electrical, manipulation, strapping, or bandaging treatment of the ailments pertaining to the human foot and lower leg distal to the myotendinous junction of the triceps surae. If spinal or general anesthesia is required, it shall be administered by a health care professional regulated under this title who is authorized to administer anesthesia within the scope of his or her practice. In the case of amputations other than toe amputations and in the case of surgical treatment at or above the ankle, the surgical treatment shall be performed only in a general hospital licensed under 18 V.S.A. chapter 43 or a certified ambulatory surgical center as defined in 18 V.S.A. § 9432. For purposes of this section, “ankle” means the joint between the tibia and fibula proximally and the talus distally. (Amended 1969, No. 93, § 6; 1985, No. 256 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. June 30, 1986; 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 4(a); 1999, No. 107 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2011, No. 61, § 1, eff. June 2, 2011.)