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1999 Minnesota Session Laws

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                            CHAPTER 67-H.F.No. 1421 
                  An act relating to professions; modifying temporary 
                  permit requirements for podiatrists; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 153.16, subdivision 
                  3; and 153.17, subdivision 2. 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 153.16, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [TEMPORARY PERMIT.] Upon payment of a fee and in 
        accordance with the rules of the board, the board may issue a 
        temporary permit to practice podiatric medicine to a podiatrist 
        engaged in a clinical residency or preceptorship for a period 
        not to exceed 12 months.  A temporary permit may be extended 
        under the following conditions: 
           (1) the applicant submits acceptable evidence that the 
        training was interrupted by circumstances beyond the control of 
        the applicant and that the sponsor of the program agrees to the 
           (2) the applicant is continuing in a residency that extends 
        for more than one year; or 
           (3) the applicant is continuing in a residency that extends 
        for more than two years. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 153.17, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
        unlawful for any person not holding a valid license or permit 
        issued in accordance with this chapter to: 
           (1) advertise, hold out to the public, or represent in any 
        manner that the person is authorized to practice podiatric 
        medicine in this state; 
           (2) use in the conduct of any occupation or profession 
        pertaining to the diagnosis or medical, mechanical, or surgical 
        treatment of the ailments of the human hand, foot, ankle, or 
        soft tissue of the lower leg distal to the tibial tuberosity, 
        the designation "doctor of podiatric medicine," "podiatrist," 
        "D.P.M.," "podiatric physician," "chiropodist," "foot 
        specialist," or "foot doctor," or uses any title, degree, 
        letter, syllable, word, or words that would tend to lead the 
        public to believe that person was authorized to practice or 
        assume duties incident to the practice of podiatric medicine. 
           Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final 
           Presented to the governor April 16, 1999 
           Signed by the governor April 20, 1999, 9:08 a.m.

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