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6900.0010 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.


For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings given them.

Subp. 1a.

Acceptable graduate training.

"Acceptable graduate training" means at least 12 consecutive months of postgraduate training in a clinical residency as described in part 6900.0020, subpart 5.

Subp. 2.

[Repealed, 15 SR 2629]

Subp. 3.

[Repealed, 15 SR 2629]

Subp. 3a.

[Repealed, 24 SR 1069]

Subp. 4.


"Board" means the Minnesota Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Subp. 4a.

[Repealed, 24 SR 1069]

Subp. 5.

Revoke a license.

"Revoke a license" means to rescind the right to practice and cause the podiatrist to reapply and meet the licensure requirements at the time of application.

Subp. 6.

Suspend a license.

"Suspend a license" means to discontinue a podiatrist's right to practice for a definite or indefinite time until specified conditions are met.

Subp. 7.

False or misleading advertising.

"False or misleading advertising" means a statement or claim that:


contains a misrepresentation of fact;


is likely to mislead or deceive because in context it makes only a partial disclosure of relevant facts;


is intended or is likely to create false or unjustified expectations of favorable results;


appeals to an individual's anxiety in an excessive or unfair way;


contains material claims of superiority that cannot be substantiated;


misrepresents a podiatrist's credentials, training, experience, or ability; or


contains other representations or implications that in reasonable probability will cause an ordinary, prudent person to misunderstand or be deceived.

Subp. 8.

Initial licensure period.

For a license issued after the date on which the biennial renewal period becomes effective, "initial licensure period" means the period which begins on the date licensure is granted and ends on June 30 of the first fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the license is granted.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.3895; 153.02; 153.16; 214.06; 214.12


13 SR 1237; 15 SR 2629; 18 SR 620; 20 SR 168; 24 SR 1069; 45 SR 39

Published Electronically:

July 30, 2020

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