Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1155-02-.03 - NECESSITY OF LICENSURE

Current through March 20, 2022

(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 T.C.A. § 63-3-108.
(2) It is unlawful for any person who is not licensed in the manner prescribed in T.C.A. §§ 63-3-101, et 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 T.C.A. §§ 63-3-101. Violation of this rule or T.C.A. § 63-3-119(a) (15) 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. § 63-3-107.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1155-02-.03
Original rule filed March 7, 1989; effective April 21, 1989. (Formerly 1155-02-.02 ) Amendment filed October 3, 1990; effective November 17, 1990. Repeal and new rule filed November 10, 1998; effective January 14, 1999. Amendment filed March 23, 2007; effective June 6, 2007.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-1-123, 63-1-145, 63-1-146, 63-3-101, 63-3-106, 63-3-107, 63-3-119, and 63-3-123.

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