language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1990 CHAPTER 540-S.F.No. 443 An act relating to health; establishing standards for the use of nitrous oxide in the practice of podiatric medicine; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 153.01, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 153. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 153.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [PODIATRIC MEDICINE.] "Podiatric medicine" means the diagnosis or medical, mechanical, or surgical treatment of the ailments of the human hand, foot, ankle, and the soft tissue of the lower leg distal to the tibial tuberosity, including amputation of the toe, but not including amputation of the foot, hand, or fingers, or the use of anesthetics other than local anesthetics, except as provided in section 2. "Podiatric medicine" includes the prescribing or recommending of appliances, devices, or shoes for the correction or relief of foot ailments. "Podiatric medicine" includes the prescribing or administering of any drugs or medications necessary or helpful to the practice of podiatry as defined by this subdivision, provided, however, that licensed podiatrists shall be restricted in their prescribing or administering of any drugs or medications by the limitations imposed on the scope of practice of podiatric medicine as defined in this chapter. Sec. 2. [153.26] [USE OF NITROUS OXIDE.] A podiatrist may use an oxygen-nitrous oxide mixture for sedation or analgesia only under the following conditions: (1) the patient is not rendered unconscious; (2) the nitrous oxide concentration is 70 percent of the mixture or less; (3) the oxygen-nitrous oxide mixture is administered only by nasal inhalator equipped with scavenging system; (4) an individual other than the attending podiatrist monitors the equipment and the patient during the administration of oxygen-nitrous oxide sedation and is medically directed and supervised by the podiatrist; (5) the podiatrist and the individual referred to in clause (4) have successfully completed, after December 31, 1986, a course in nitrous oxide sedation approved by a school of podiatric medicine; (6) the podiatrist and the individual referred to in clause (4) have completed, after December 31, 1986, a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation; (7) oxygen-nitrous oxide is not used in conjunction with any other analgesic or sedative; and (8) the machine used for administering the oxygen-nitrous oxide mixture includes: (i) an automatic shut-off valve in the event the oxygen concentration is less than three liters per minute; (ii) an immediately available oxygen flush capability utilizing a positive pressure mask for pure oxygen delivery; (iii) an automatic control over maximum nitrous oxide concentration which prevents oxygen concentration from falling below 30 percent of the mixture when nitrous oxide flow is maximal; and (iv) color-coded valves, tanks, and knobs, and pin index and diameter index safety systems. Presented to the governor April 24, 1990 Signed by the governor April 26, 1990, 10:24 p.m.
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