Session of 1998
By Committee on Public Health and Welfare
            9             AN ACT concerning the practice of podiatry; amending K.S.A. 1997
10             Supp. 65-2002 and repealing the existing section.
12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13           Section 1. K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 65-2002 is hereby amended to read as
14       follows: 65-2002. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to profess to be
15       a podiatrist, to practice or assume the duties incidental to podiatry, to
16       advertise or hold oneself out to the public as a podiatrist, or to use any
17       sign or advertisement with the word or words podiatrist, foot specialist,
18       foot correctionist, foot expert, practapedist or chiropodist, or any other
19       term or terms indicating that such person is a podiatrist or that such
20       person practices or holds oneself out as practicing podiatry or foot cor-
21       rection in any manner, without first obtaining from the board a license
22       authorizing the practice of podiatry in this state, except as hereinafter
23       provided.
24           (b) A licensed podiatrist means a physician and surgeon of the human
25       foot who shall be authorized to prescribe such drugs or medicine, and to
26       perform such surgery on the human foot or toes, including amputation
27       of the toes, as may be necessary to the proper practice of podiatry podi-
28       atric medicine and surgery, but no podiatrist shall amputate the human
29       foot or administer any anesthetic other than local.
30           (c) This act shall not prohibit the recommendation, advertising, fitting
31       or sale of corrective shoes, arch supports, or similar mechanical appli-
32       ances, or foot remedies by manufacturers, wholesalers or retail dealers.
33           Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 65-2002 is hereby repealed.
34           Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
35       publication in the statute book.