N.J. Admin. Code § 10:55-1.2 - Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

"Accredited" means those facilities that have met the standards of qualification as established by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Incorporated, 330 John Carlyle St., Suite 210, Alexandria, VA 22314.

"Certified" means those individuals that have met the standards of qualification and the requirements as established by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Incorporated (see address in definition of "accredited" above).

"Custom-made" means a device or appliance fabricated (constructed and/or assembled) in an approved facility (see 10:55-1.3 ) and designed to fit and perform a useful function solely for that individual for whom it was ordered.

"Facility" means the work area of operation of the prosthetist, orthotist or pedorthist.

"Orthotic appliances" means a device or brace prescribed by a physician or other practitioner, within the scope of his or her practice as defined by State law, for the purpose of providing support, increased function, and overcoming physical impairment or defects.

1. A brace includes rigid and semi-rigid devices used for the purpose of supporting a weak or deformed body member or restricting or eliminating motion in a diseased or injured part of the body.

"Orthotist" means one licensed by the State of New Jersey as an orthotist in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:44H and certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Incorporated in the profession of measuring, designing, fabricating and fitting of orthotic devices.

"Pedorthist" means one certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Incorporated, in the profession of designing, manufacturing, fitting and modification of footwear and related appliances.

"Practitioner" means a physician or other medical care individual licensed or certified under State law to practice his or her profession.

"Prosthetic appliances" means functional replacement, corrective, or supportive devices prescribed by a physician or other licensed practitioner within the scope of his or her practice as defined by State law to:

1. Artificially replace a missing portion of the body; or

2. Prevent or correct physical deformity or malfunction; or

3. Support a weak or deformed portion of the body.

"Prosthetist" means one licensed by the State of New Jersey as a prosthetist in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:44H and certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Incorporated, in the profession of making of artificial parts to replace a missing body part or to augment the performance of a natural function externally.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 10:55-1.2
Amended by R.2000 d.134, effective 4/3/2000.
See: 31 N.J.R. 3964(a), 32 N.J.R. 1206(a).
Rewrote "Pedorthist".
Amended by R.2011 d.080, effective 3/7/2011.
See: 42 N.J.R. 2179(a), 43 N.J.R. 622(a).
In definitions "Accredited", "Certified", "Orthotist", "Pedorthist" and "Prosthetist", substituted "for" for "of" following the first occurrence of "Board" and a comma for "and" following "Orthotics", and inserted "and Pedorthics"; in definition "Accredited", substituted "330 John Carlyle St., Suite 210," for "1650 King Street, Suite 500" and deleted "-2747" following "22314"; in definition "Certified", inserted "in definition of 'accredited' "; in definition "Orthotist", inserted "licensed by the State of New Jersey as an orthotist in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:44H and"; in definitions "Pedorthist" and "Prosthetist", inserted a comma following "Incorporated"; and in definition "Pedorthist", deleted "or certified by the Board for Certification in Pedorthics, 7150 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite G, Columbia, MD 21046-1151 if the practice is limited as described in N.J.A.C. 10:55-1.3(a)2ii(1)" following "appliances".

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