312 1997 Session Laws of Kansas Ch. 88
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of
Section 1. K.S.A. 65-2002 is hereby amended to read as
65-2002. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to profess to be a podi-
atrist, to practice or assume the duties incidental to podiatry, to advertise
or hold oneself out to the public as a podiatrist, or to use any sign or
advertisement with the word or words podiatrist, foot specialist, foot cor-
rectionist, foot expert, practapedist or chiropodist, or any other term or
terms indicating that such person is a podiatrist or that such person prac-
tices or holds oneself out as practicing podiatry or foot correction in any
manner, without first obtaining from the board a license authorizing the
practice of podiatry in this state, except as hereinafter provided.
(b) A licensed podiatrist shall be authorized to prescribe such
or medicine, and to perform such surgery on the human foot or toes,
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including amputation of the toes, as may be necessary to
the proper prac-
tice of podiatry, but no podiatrist shall amputate the human foot
or administer any anesthetic other than local.
(c) This act shall not prohibit the recommendation, advertising,
or sale of corrective shoes, arch supports, or similar mechanical appli-
ances, or foot remedies by manufacturers, wholesalers or retail dealers.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 65-2002 is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 10, 1997.