(1) Prior to the
engagement of the practice of podiatry in Tennessee, a person must hold a
current and valid Tennessee license in podiatry subject to the exemption of
(2) It is unlawful for any person who is not
licensed in the manner prescribed in T.C.A. §§
seq., to represent himself as a licensed podiatrist or to hold
himself out to the public as being licensed by means of using a title on signs,
mailboxes, address plates, stationary, announcements, telephone listings,
calling cards, or other instruments of professional identification.
(3) Use of Titles - Any person who possesses
a valid, unsuspended and unrevoked license issued by the Board has the right to
use the titles and or initials "Podiatrist," " Podiatric Physician," "Doctor of
Podiatry," "Doctor of Podiatric Medicine," "Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and
Surgery," or "D.P.M." and to practice as a licensed podiatrist, as defined in
63-3-101. Violation of this rule
or T.C.A. §
regarding use of titles shall constitute unprofessional conduct and subject the
licensee to disciplinary action.
(4) Podiatry is one of the healing arts, and
as such, its practice is restricted to those persons licensed by the board.
Persons engaging in the practice of podiatry without being licensed or
expressly exempted by the law are in violation of T.C.A. §
63-1-123 and T.C.A. §