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HF 3005

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 04/20/2012 04:25pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to health; regulating the practice of orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics;
requiring licensure; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter
153B.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [153B.10] SHORT TITLE.
new text end

new text begin Chapter 153B may be cited as the Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Practice Act.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [153B.15] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this act, the following words have the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Board" means the Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Custom fabricated device" means an orthosis or pedorthic device made to patient
measurements, sized or modified for use by the patient in accordance with a prescription,
and which requires clinical and technical judgment and substantive alteration in its design.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Licensed assistant" means a person, licensed by the board, who is educated
and trained to participate in comprehensive orthotic and prosthetic care while under the
supervision of a licensed orthotist or licensed prosthetist. Assistants may perform orthotic
and prosthetic procedures and related tasks in the management of patient care. The
assistant may fabricate, repair, and maintain orthoses and prostheses.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Licensed orthotic fitter" means a person licensed by the board who is
educated and trained in providing certain orthoses, and is trained to conduct patient
assessments, formulate treatment plans, implement treatment plans, perform follow-up,
and practice management. An orthotic fitter must be competent to fit certain custom-fitted,
prefabricated, and off-the-shelf orthoses as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) cervical orthoses, except those used to treat an unstable cervical condition;
new text end

new text begin (2) prefabricated orthoses for the upper and lower extremities, except those used in
the initial or acute treatment of long bone fractures and dislocations, therapeutic shoes and
inserts needed as a result of diabetes, and functional electrical stimulation orthoses;
new text end

new text begin (3) prefabricated spinal orthoses, except those used in the treatment of scoliosis or
unstable spinal conditions, including halo cervical orthoses;
new text end

new text begin (4) pressure gradient garments; and
new text end

new text begin (5) trusses.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Licensed orthotist" means a person licensed by the board who is educated and
trained to practice orthotics, which includes managing comprehensive orthotic patient
care. The use of the following titles, terms, or representations to the public is limited to
a person who is licensed under this chapter as an orthotist: orthosis, orthotist, brace, or
similar name or description of services.
new text end

new text begin (g) "Licensed mastectomy fitter" means a person licensed by the board who is
educated and trained in providing breast prostheses and post-mastectomy services,
including patient assessment, formulating a treatment plan, implementing a treatment
plan, follow-up, and practice management duties.
new text end

new text begin (h) "Licensed pedorthist" means a person licensed by the board who is educated and
trained to manage comprehensive pedorthic patient care, including patient assessment,
formulating a treatment plan, implementing a treatment plan, follow-up, and practice
management. A pedorthist may fit, fabricate, adjust, or modify devices within the scope
of education and training. Use of the following titles, terms, or representations to the
public is limited to a person who is licensed under this chapter as a pedorthist: "pedorthic
device," "pedorthist," or a similar title or description of services.
new text end

new text begin (i) "Licensed prosthetist" means a person licensed by the board who is educated and
trained to manage comprehensive prosthetic patient care, including patient assessment,
formulating a treatment plan, implementing a treatment plan, follow-up, and practice
management. Use of the following titles, terms, or representations to the public is limited
to a person who is licensed under this chapter as a prosthetist: "prosthesis," "prosthetist,"
"artificial limb," or similar title or description of services.
new text end

new text begin (j) "Licensed technician" means a person licensed by the board who assists an
orthotist or prosthetist by providing technical support, including fabrication, repairs, and
maintenance of orthoses and prostheses. A technician must be trained to be proficient in
current fabricating techniques, familiar with material properties, and skilled in the use of
appropriate equipment as defined by the board.
new text end

new text begin (k) "Licensed therapeutic shoe fitter" means a person licensed by the board
who is specifically educated and trained to provide noncustom therapeutic shoes and
noncustom multidensity inserts. A therapeutic shoe fitter provides patient assessment,
formulates treatment plans, implements treatment plans, performs follow-up and practice
management duties.
new text end

new text begin (l) "Orthosis" means a custom-designed, custom-fabricated, custom-fitted,
prefabricated, and modified device to treat a neuromusculoskeletal disorder or acquired
condition. Orthosis does not include items sold over-the-counter.
new text end

new text begin (m) "Orthotic and prosthetic education program" means an educational program
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(CAAHEP), consisting of:
new text end

new text begin (1) a basic curriculum or college level instruction in mathematics, physics, biology,
chemistry, and psychology; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a specific curriculum of orthotics or prosthetics courses that includes:
new text end

new text begin (i) anatomy, biomechanics, pathomechanics, prosthetic-orthotic components and
materials, gait training, and functional assessment; prosthetic or orthotic performance
evaluation; prescription considerations; etiology of amputations and disease processes
necessitating prosthetic or orthotic use; and medical management;
new text end

new text begin (ii) lectures related to pediatric, adult, and geriatric problems;
new text end

new text begin (iii) instruction in acute care techniques, including immediate and early postsurgical
prosthetics and fracture management techniques; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory experiences related to evaluating,
measuring, casting, fitting, fabricating, aligning, and completing prostheses and orthoses;
new text end

new text begin (n) "Orthotics" means the science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing,
fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing an orthosis or pedorthic device
under an order from a prescribing health care professional for the correction or alleviation
of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity.
new text end

new text begin (o) "Over-the-counter" means a prefabricated, mass-produced item that is
prepackaged and requires no professional advice or judgment in size selection or use.
new text end

new text begin (p) "Off-the-shelf" means a prefabricated device sized or modified for use by the
patient in accordance with a prescription and which does not require substantial clinical
judgment and substantive alteration for use.
new text end

new text begin (q) "Pedorthotic device" means therapeutic shoes, shoe modifications made
for therapeutic purposes, below-the-ankle partial foot prostheses, foot orthoses, and
subtalar-control foot orthoses to control the range of motion of the subtalar joint.
A prescription is required for any pedorthic device, modification, or prefabricated
below-the-knee orthosis addressing a medical condition that originates at the ankle or
below. Pedorthotic devices do not include nontherapeutic inlays or footwear regardless
of method of manufacture; unmodified, nontherapeutic over-the-counter shoes; or
prefabricated foot care products.
new text end

new text begin (r) "Pedorthic education program" means an education program approved by the
National Commissioner on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) that includes:
new text end

new text begin (1) a basic curriculum of instruction in the foot-related pathology of diseases,
anatomy, and biomechanics; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a specific curriculum of pedorthic courses that includes lectures on shoes, foot
orthoses, and shoe modifications; pedorthic components and materials; training and
functional capabilities; pedorthic performance evaluation; prescription considerations;
etiology of disease processes necessitating the use of pedorthic devices; medical
management; pediatric and geriatric issues; and lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory
experiences related to measuring and casting, fitting, fabricating, aligning, and completing
pedorthic devices.
new text end

new text begin (s) "Pedorthics" means the science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing,
fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing a pedorthic device under an
order from a prescribing health care professional for the correction or alleviation of
neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity. The practice
of pedorthics includes providing patient care and services by or under the direction
and supervision of a licensed pedorthist to prevent or ameliorate painful or disabling
conditions of the foot and ankle.
new text end

new text begin (t) "Prosthesis" means a custom-designed, fabricated, fitted, or modified device to
treat partial or total limb loss for purposes of restoring physiological function or cosmesis.
Prosthesis does not include artificial eyes, ears, fingers, or toes; dental appliances; or
cosmetic devices that do not have a significant impact on the musculoskeletal functions of
the body.
new text end

new text begin (u) "Prosthetics" means the science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing,
fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing a prosthesis under an order from a
prescribing health care professional.
new text end

new text begin (v) "Prosthetist/Orthotist" means a person who practices prosthetics and orthotics.
new text end

new text begin (w) "Resident" means a person who has completed a CAAHEP accredited education
program in orthotics or prosthetics and is receiving clinical training in a residency
accredited by NCOPE.
new text end

new text begin (x) "Residency" means a minimum of a one year NCOPE accredited program to
acquire practical clinical training in orthotics and prosthetics in a patient care setting.
new text end

new text begin (y) "Supervisor" means the licensed orthotist, prosthetist, or pedorthist who oversees
and is responsible for the delivery of appropriate, effective, ethical, and safe orthotic,
prosthetic or pedorthic patient care.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [153B.20] EXCEPTIONS.
new text end

new text begin Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit:
new text end

new text begin (1) a physician licensed under chapter 147 from providing services within the
physician's scope of practice;
new text end

new text begin (2) a professional regulated in this state from providing services within the
professional's scope of practice;
new text end

new text begin (3) the practice of orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics by a person who is employed
by the federal government or any bureau, division, or agency of the federal government
while in the discharge of the employee's official duties;
new text end

new text begin (4) the practice of orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics by:
new text end

new text begin (i) a student enrolled in an accredited or approved orthotics, prosthetics, or
pedorthics education program;
new text end

new text begin (ii) a resident enrolled in a NCOPE accredited residency program; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) a person working in a qualified, supervised work experience or internship who
is obtaining the clinical experience necessary for licensure under this chapter; or
new text end

new text begin (5) an orthotist, prosthetist, pedorthist, assistant, fitter, or technician who is licensed
in another state or territory of the United States or in another country if that jurisdiction's
licensing requirements are equivalent to or exceed the requirements in this chapter and
the individual is qualified and has applied for licensure under this chapter. The individual
shall be allowed to practice for no longer than six months following the filing of the
application for licensure, until the individual withdraws the application for licensure,
or the board denies the license.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [153B.25] BOARD OF ORTHOTICS, PROSTHETICS, AND
PEDORTHICS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Creation; membership. new text end

new text begin (a) There is established a Board of
Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics, which shall consist of nine voting members
appointed by the governor. At least three members must be licensed and practicing
orthotists, prosthetists, or pedorthists. Each profession must be represented on the board.
At least two members must be health care professionals who work with or refer patients to
orthotists, prosthetists, or pedorthists. At least two members must be public members. The
board shall elect a chair and secretary-treasurer from its membership.
new text end

new text begin (b) Membership terms, compensation, removal, and vacancies are subject to the
provisions of section 214.09.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Expenses; staff. new text end

new text begin (a) Expenses of administration of this chapter shall be
paid from the appropriation made to the board.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board shall employ an executive director subject to the terms described in
section 214.04, subdivision 2a.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Rulemaking. new text end

new text begin The board may adopt rules to administer and enforce the
provisions of this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Immunity. new text end

new text begin Members of the board shall be immune from liability for
any disciplinary actions or other activities performed in good faith pursuant to duties of
the board.
new text end

Sec. 5.

new text begin [153B.30] LICENSURE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin An application for an initial license shall be submitted
to the board in the format required by the board and shall be accompanied by the required
fee, which is nonrefundable.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Qualifications. new text end

new text begin (a) To be eligible for licensure as an orthotist or prosthetist,
a person shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) possess a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university;
new text end

new text begin (2) complete a CAAHEP accredited education program in orthotics or prosthetics;
new text end

new text begin (3) complete residency requirements in the discipline for which a license is sought;
and
new text end

new text begin (4) pass all examinations required by the board.
new text end

new text begin (b) To be eligible for licensure as a pedorthist, a person shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) possess a high school diploma or GED;
new text end

new text begin (2) complete an NCOPE approved pedorthic education program;
new text end

new text begin (3) have at least 1,000 hours of pedorthic patient care experience; and
new text end

new text begin (4) pass all examinations required by the board.
new text end

new text begin (c) To be eligible for a license to practice as an assistant, a person shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) possess a high school diploma or GED;
new text end

new text begin (2) present evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has completed an
education program, including courses in the anatomical, biological, and physical sciences;
new text end

new text begin (3) complete 1,000 hours of experience in orthotics or prosthetics as approved by
the board; and
new text end

new text begin (4) pass all examinations that are required by the board.
new text end

new text begin (d) To be eligible for licensure as an orthotic fitter a person shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) possess a high school diploma or GED;
new text end

new text begin (2) complete an NCOPE approved orthotic fitter course;
new text end

new text begin (3) complete 1,000 hours of experience in orthotic fitting as approved by the board;
and
new text end

new text begin (4) pass all examinations required by the board.
new text end

new text begin (e) To be eligible for licensure as a mastectomy fitter a person shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) possess a high school diploma or GED;
new text end

new text begin (2) complete an NCOPE approved mastectomy fitter course;
new text end

new text begin (3) complete 500 hours of mastectomy fitting experience as approved by the board;
and
new text end

new text begin (4) pass all examinations that are required by the board.
new text end

new text begin (f) To be eligible for licensure as a therapeutic shoe fitter a person shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) possess a high school diploma or GED;
new text end

new text begin (2) complete an NCOPE approved therapeutic shoe fitter course;
new text end

new text begin (3) complete 250 hours of therapeutic shoe fitting experience as approved by the
board; and
new text end

new text begin (4) pass all examinations required by the board.
new text end

new text begin (g) To qualify for a license to practice as an orthotic or prosthetic technician a person
shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) possess a high school diploma or GED; and
new text end

new text begin (i) complete an NCOPE approved orthotic or prosthetic technician program; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) have two years of technician experience in the discipline for which licensure is
sought under the direct supervision of a practitioner certified by the American Board for
Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC); or
new text end

new text begin (2) in the case of employment at an orthotic or prosthetic central fabrication facility,
have two years of supervision by an ABC registered technician; and
new text end

new text begin (3) pass all examinations required by the board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Examination requirement. new text end

new text begin (a) The board may authorize examinations
of applicants at times and places as it may determine. The examination shall assess the
competency and the qualifications of the applicant to practice in their specific discipline.
new text end

new text begin (b) Applicants shall be required to pay a nonrefundable examination fee to the
board or to the examination service.
new text end

new text begin (c) An applicant who neglects, fails, or refuses to take an examination or fails to pass
an examination within three years after filing an application for licensure shall be denied a
license. The applicant may submit a new application for examination accompanied by
the nonrefundable fee and must provide proof of meeting qualification for licensure in
effect at the time of the new application.
new text end

new text begin (d) The board shall establish the maximum number of attempts that an applicant may
make to pass the examination within a specified period of time. The board may require
additional training for the applicant before permitting a reexamination.
new text end

new text begin (e) The board may use consultants for the purpose of preparing and conducting
examinations.
new text end

Sec. 6.

new text begin [153B.35] TRANSITION PERIOD.
new text end

new text begin (a) Until January 1, 2016, a person certified as a Certified Fitter-orthotics, Certified
Fitter-mastectomy, Certified Fitter-therapeutic shoes, Certified Pedorthist, Certified
Orthotist, Certified Prosthetist, or Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist by the ABC or holding
similar certifications from other certifying bodies with equivalent education and
experience requirements and examination standards may apply for and shall be granted
licensure upon payment of the required fee. After that date, any applicant for licensure
must meet the requirements of this chapter.
new text end

new text begin (b) Until January 1, 2016, a person credentialed as a Registered Orthotic Assistant,
Registered Prosthetic Assistant, Registered Orthotic/Prosthetic Assistant, Registered
Orthotic Technician, Registered Prosthetic Technician, or Registered Orthotic/Prosthetic
Technician by the ABC or holding similar certifications from other certifying bodies with
equivalent education and experience requirements and examination standards may apply
for and shall be granted licensure upon payment of the required fee. After that date, any
applicant for licensure must meet the requirements of this chapter.
new text end

new text begin (c) On or after January 1, 2016, no person shall practice orthotics, prosthetics, or
pedorthics in this state or make representation that the person is able to practice in the
profession unless the person is licensed under this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 7.

new text begin [153B.40] LICENSE RENEWAL; RESTORATION; MILITARY
SERVICE.
new text end

new text begin (a) A license to practice is valid for two years from the date of issuance. At the time
of license renewal the licensee must provide verification to the board that the licensee is in
compliance with continuing education requirements.
new text end

new text begin (b) If a license is not renewed or is placed on inactive status, a person may have
the license restored by:
new text end

new text begin (1) making application to the board;
new text end

new text begin (2) submitting the required nonrefundable restoration fee; and
new text end

new text begin (3) filing proof acceptable to the board of fitness to practice, including verification
of active practice in another jurisdiction.
new text end

new text begin (c) A licensee whose license has expired while on active duty in the armed forces
of the United States, with the National Guard called into service or training, or while in
training or education preliminary to induction into military service may have the licensee's
license renewed or restored without paying a lapsed renewal fee if the licensee provides
verification to the board within two years of the termination of service obligation.
new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [153B.45] INACTIVE STATUS.
new text end

new text begin (a) A licensee who notifies the board in the format required by the board may elect
to place the licensee's credential on inactive status and shall be excused from payment
of renewal fees until the licensee notifies the board in the format required by the board
of the licensee's plan to return to practice.
new text end

new text begin (b) A person requesting restoration from inactive status shall be required to pay the
current renewal fee and comply with section 153B.40.
new text end

new text begin (c) A person whose license has been placed on inactive status shall not practice in
this state.
new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin [153B.50] ENDORSEMENT.
new text end

new text begin The board may license without examination and on payment of the required fee an
applicant who is an orthotist, prosthetist, pedorthist, assistant, fitter, or technician who is:
new text end

new text begin (1) licensed under the laws of another state, territory, or country, if the requirements
for licensure in that state, territory, or country are equal to or higher than the requirements
for licensure in Minnesota; or
new text end

new text begin (2) certified by the ABC or a national certification organization with educational,
experiential, and testing standards equal to or higher than the licensing requirements
in Minnesota.
new text end

Sec. 10.

new text begin [153B.55] GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION.
new text end

new text begin (a) The board may refuse to issue or renew a license, revoke or suspend a license, or
place on probation or reprimand a licensee for one or any combination of the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) making a material misstatement in furnishing information to the board;
new text end

new text begin (2) violating or intentionally disregarding the requirements of this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (3) conviction of any crime under the laws of the United States or of a state or
territory of the United States which is a felony or misdemeanor, an essential element of
which is dishonesty or is directly related to the practice of the profession;
new text end

new text begin (4) making a misrepresentation in or to obtain or renew a license;
new text end

new text begin (5) a pattern of practice or other behavior that demonstrates incapacity or
incompetence to practice;
new text end

new text begin (6) aiding or assisting another person in violating the provisions of this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (7) failing to provide information within 60 days in response to a written request
from the board;
new text end

new text begin (8) engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or unprofessional conduct;
new text end

new text begin (9) engaging in conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public;
new text end

new text begin (10) inability to practice due to habitual intoxication, addiction to drugs, or mental
or physical illness;
new text end

new text begin (11) discipline by another state or territory of the United States, the federal
government, or foreign nation, if at least one of the grounds for the discipline is the same
or substantially equivalent to one of the grounds in this section;
new text end

new text begin (12) directly or indirectly giving to or receiving from a person, firm, corporation,
partnership, or association a fee, commission, rebate, or other form of compensation for
professional services not actually or personally rendered;
new text end

new text begin (13) a finding by the board that the licensee, after the licensee has been placed on
probationary status, has violated the conditions of the probation;
new text end

new text begin (14) abandonment of a patient or client;
new text end

new text begin (15) willfully making or filing false records or reports in the course of the licensee's
practice including, but not limited to, false records or reports filed with state or federal
agencies;
new text end

new text begin (16) willfully failing to report suspected child maltreatment as required under the
Maltreatment of Minors Act, section 626.556; and
new text end

new text begin (17) soliciting professional services using false or misleading advertising.
new text end

new text begin (b) A license to practice is automatically suspended if (1) a guardian of a licensee is
appointed by order of a court pursuant to sections 524.5-101 to 524.5-502, for reasons
other than the minority of the licensee; or (2) the licensee is committed by order of a court
pursuant to chapter 253B. The license remains suspended until the licensee is restored to
capacity by a court and, upon petition by the licensee, the suspension is terminated by the
board after a hearing. The licensee may be reinstated to practice, either with or without
restrictions, by demonstrating clear and convincing evidence of rehabilitation. The
regulated person is not required to prove rehabilitation if the subsequent court decision
overturns previous court findings of public risk.
new text end

new text begin (c) If the board has probable cause to believe that a licensee or applicant has violated
paragraph (a), clause (10), it may direct the person to submit to a mental or physical
examination. For the purpose of this section, every person is deemed to have consented to
submit to a mental or physical examination when directed in writing by the board and to
have waived all objections to the admissibility of the examining physician's testimony or
examination report on the grounds that the testimony or report constitutes a privileged
communication. Failure of a regulated person to submit to an examination when directed
constitutes an admission of the allegations against the person, unless the failure was due to
circumstances beyond the person's control, in which case a default and final order may be
entered without the taking of testimony or presentation of evidence. A regulated person
affected under this paragraph shall at reasonable intervals be given an opportunity to
demonstrate that the person can resume the competent practice of the regulated profession
with reasonable skill and safety to the public. In any proceeding under this paragraph,
neither the record of proceedings nor the orders entered by the board shall be used against
a regulated person in any other proceeding.
new text end

new text begin (d) In addition to ordering a physical or mental examination, the board may,
notwithstanding section 13.384 or 144.651 or any other law limiting access to medical or
other health data, obtain medical data and health records relating to a licensee or applicant
without the person's or applicant's consent if the board has probable cause to believe that
a licensee comes under paragraph (a), clause (10). The medical data may be requested
from a provider, as defined in section 144.291, subdivision 2, paragraph (h), an insurance
company, or a government agency, including the Department of Human Services. A
provider, insurance company, or government agency shall comply with any written request
of the board under this subdivision and is not liable in any action for damages for releasing
the data requested by the board if the data are released pursuant to a written request under
this subdivision, unless the information is false and the provider giving the information
knew, or had reason to believe, the information was false. Information obtained under this
subdivision is classified as private under sections 13.01 to 13.87.
new text end

new text begin (e) If the board issues an order of immediate suspension of a license, a hearing must
be held within 15 days of the suspension and completed without delay.
new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [153B.60] INVESTIGATION; NOTICE AND HEARINGS.
new text end

new text begin The board has the authority to investigate alleged violations of this chapter, conduct
hearings, and impose corrective or disciplinary action as provided in section 214.103.
new text end

Sec. 12.

new text begin [153B.65] UNLICENSED PRACTICE.
new text end

new text begin Any person who practices or makes a representation that the person is an orthotist,
prosthetist, pedorthist, assistant, fitter, or technician without a license shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor. The board shall have the authority to seek a cease and desist order
against any individual who is engaged in the unlicensed practice of a profession regulated
by the board.
new text end

Sec. 13.

new text begin [153B.70] FEES.
new text end

new text begin (a) The application fee for initial licensure is $.......
new text end

new text begin (b) The biennial renewal fee for a license to practice as an orthotist or prosthetist is
$.......
new text end

new text begin (c) The biennial renewal fee for a license to practice as a pedorthist is $.......
new text end

new text begin (d) The biennial renewal fee for a license to practice as an assistant or a fitter is $.......
new text end

new text begin (e) The biennial renewal fee for a license to practice as a technician is $.......
new text end

new text begin (f) The fee for license restoration is $.......
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This chapter is effective January 1, 2014.
new text end