Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1155-02-.01 - DEFINITIONS

- As used in this chapter and in chapters 1155-03 and 1155-04, the following terms and acronyms shall have the following meanings ascribed to them:

(1) Advertising - Includes, but is not limited to, business solicitation, with or without limiting qualifications, in a card, sign, or device issued to a person; in a sign or marking in or on any building, or in any newspaper, magazine, directory, or other printed matter. Advertising also includes business solicitations communicated by individual, radio, video, television broadcasting, direct mail or any other means designed to secure public attention.
(2) Advertisement - Informational communication to the public in any manner to attract public attention to the practice of a podiatrist or podiatry medicine.
(3) Applicant - Any individual seeking licensure by the Board who has submitted an official application and paid the application fee.
(4) American Podiatric Medical Association - When the acronym APMA appears in these rules, it is intended to mean American Podiatric Medical Association.
(5) Board - The Tennessee Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.
(6) Board Administrative Office - The office of the administrator assigned to the Board located at 227 French Landing, Suite 300, Heritage Place, MetroCenter, Nashville, TN 37243.
(7) Board Designee - Any person who has received a written delegation of authority from the Board to perform Board functions subject to review and ratification by the full Board where provided by these rules.
(8) Closed Files - An administrative action which renders an incomplete or denied file inactive.
(9) Department - Tennessee Department of Health.
(10) Division - The Division of Health Related Boards, Tennessee Department of Health, from which the Board receives administrative support.
(11) Fee - Money, gifts, services, or anything of value offered or received as compensation in return for rendering services; also, the required application fees.
(12) Good Moral Character - The quality of being highly regarded in personal behavior and professional ethics.
(13) He/she Him/her - When "he" appears in the text of these rules, the word represents both the feminine and masculine genders.
(14) HRB - When the acronym HRB appears in the text of these rules, the HRB represents Health Related Boards.
(15) License - Document issued to an applicant who successfully completes the licensure process. The license takes the form of an "artistically designed" license as well as other versions bearing an expiration date.
(16) National Board - Means the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.
(17) Person - Any individual, firm, corporation, partnership, organization, or body politic.
(18) Podiatrist - Means one who examines, diagnoses, or treats medically, mechanically, or surgically, the ailments of the human foot, ankle and soft tissue structures extending no higher than the distal tibial metaphyseal flair, including the use and prescribing of drugs and medications, but excluding the direct applications of general anesthesia by a podiatrist and the amputation of the foot. A podiatrist may perform Achilles tendon repair, subject to the provisions of T.C.A. § 63-3-101, but may not perform surgery on Pilon fractures or tibial fractures which do not enter the ankle joint.
(19) Registrant - Any person who has been lawfully issued a license.
(20) Use of Title or Description - To hold oneself out to the public as having a particular status by means of stating on signs, mailboxes, address plates, stationary, announcements, business cards, or other means of professional identification.
(21) Written Evidence - Includes, but is not limited to, written verification from supervisors or other professional colleagues familiar with the applicant's work.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1155-02-.01
Original rule filed October 3, 1990; effective November 17, 1990. Repeal and new rule filed November 10, 1998; effective January 14, 1999. Amendment filed March 19, 2001; effective June 2, 2001. Amendment filed July 22, 2002; effective October 5, 2002. Amendment filed March 23, 2007; effective June 6, 2007.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-1-107, 63-3-101, 63-3-103, 63-3-105, 63-3-106, 63-3-107, 63-3-108, 63-3-109, 63-3-110, 63-3-111, 63-3-115, 63-3-11663-3-119, 63-3-125, and 63-3-201.

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