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153B.25 ORTHOTICS, PROSTHETICS, AND PEDORTHICS ADVISORY COUNCIL.

Subdivision 1.Creation; membership.

(a) There is established an Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Advisory Council that shall consist of seven voting members appointed by the board. Five members shall be licensed and practicing orthotists, prosthetists, or pedorthists. Each profession shall be represented on the advisory council. One member shall be a Minnesota-licensed doctor of podiatric medicine who is also a member of the Board of Podiatric Medicine, and one member shall be a public member.

(b) The council shall be organized and administered under section 15.059.

Subd. 2.Duties.

The advisory council shall:

(1) advise the board on enforcement of the provisions contained in this chapter;

(2) review reports of investigations or complaints relating to individuals and make recommendations to the board as to whether a license should be denied or disciplinary action taken against an individual;

(3) advise the board regarding standards for licensure of professionals under this chapter; and

(4) perform other duties authorized for advisory councils by chapter 214, as directed by the board.

Subd. 3.Chair.

The council must elect a chair from among its members.

Subd. 4.Administrative provisions.

The Board of Podiatric Medicine must provide meeting space and administrative services for the council.