- 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
(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
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
Administrative Office - The office of the administrator assigned to the Board
located at 227 French Landing, Suite 300, Heritage Place, MetroCenter,
Nashville, TN 37243.
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
(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
(14) HRB - When the
acronym HRB appears in the text of these rules, the HRB represents Health
(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
(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.