Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1155-02-.02 - SCOPE OF PRACTICE

(1) Any person who possesses a valid and current license in Podiatry issued by the Board has the right to use the title licensed podiatrist. No other person shall assume this title on any work, letter, sign, figure, advertisement, or device to indicate that the person using the same is a licensed podiatrist. The work performed includes offering advice and services to the public.
(2) Universal Precautions for the Prevention of HIV Transmission - The Board adopts, as if fully set out herein, rules 1200-14-03-.01 through 1200-14-03-.03 inclusive, of the Department of Health and as they may from time to time be amended, as its rule governing the process for implementing universal precautions for the prevention of HIV transmission for health care workers under its jurisdiction.
(3) A licensed podiatrist may perform ankle surgery subject to the provisions of T.C.A. § 63-3-101. Those licensees intending to perform such ankle surgery shall maintain their proof of compliance with T.C.A. § 63-3-101 at their practice location, as it may be inspected by the Board or its authorized representative.
(4) A licensed podiatrist may order diagnostic tests from licensed medical laboratories and may receive results of such tests, provided the need for such tests is relevant to the practice of podiatry.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1155-02-.02
Original rule filed March 7, 1989; effective April 21, 1989. (Formerly 1155-02-.01 ) Amendment filed October 3, 1990; effective November 17, 1990. Repeal and new rule filed November 10, 1998; effective January 14, 1999. Amendment filed October 28, 1999; effective January 11, 2000. Amendment filed March 19, 2001; effective June 2, 2001. Amendment filed April 26, 2006; effective July 10, 2006.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-3-101, 63-3-106, 63-3-107, 63-6-117, and 68-11-222.

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