SB 61--Am.
As Amended by Senate Committee
Session of 1997
By Committee on Public Health and Welfare

10 AN ACT concerning the practice of podiatry; amending K.S.A. 65-2002 11 and repealing the existing section. 12 13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: 14 Section 1. K.S.A. 65-2002 is hereby amended to read as follows: 65- 15 2002. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to profess to be a podiatrist, 16 to practice or assume the duties incidental to podiatry, to advertise or 17 hold oneself out to the public as a podiatrist, or to use any sign or adver- 18 tisement with the word or words podiatrist, foot specialist, foot correc- 19 tionist, foot expert, practapedist or chiropodist, or any other term or terms 20 indicating that such person is a podiatrist or that such person practices 21 or holds oneself out as practicing podiatry or foot correction in any man- 22 ner, without first obtaining from the board a license authorizing the prac- 23 tice of podiatry in this state, except as hereinafter 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 po- 28 diatric medicine and surgery podiatry, but no podiatrist shall amputate 29 the human foot or toes 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 K.S.A. 65-2002 is hereby repealed. 34 Sec. 3.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.