2005 - 2006 LEGISLATURE
February 13, 2006 - Introduced by Senators Roessler, Cowles, Erpenbach,
Hansen and Plale, cosponsored by Representatives Hundertmark, Vos,
Kreuser, Ott and
Schneider. Referred to Committee on Health, Children,
Families, Aging and Long Term Care.
1An Act to amend
448.60 (4) and 448.63 (1) (d) 2. of the statutes; relating to:
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill redefines "podiatry" or "podiatric medicine and surgery" as the branch
or system of the practice of medicine and surgery that involves treating the sick and
specializes in conditions affecting the foot and ankle. This definition is broader than
the definition under current law, which limits podiatry or podiatric medicine and
surgery to the diagnosis and treatment of the feet and the portions of the lower leg
only insofar as they involved conditions of the feet.
The bill also increases, from 12 months to two years, the amount of
postgraduate training in a program approved by the Podiatrists Affiliated
Credentialing Board that a person must have in order to receive a credential to
practice podiatry or podiatric medicine and surgery.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB591, s. 1
448.60 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
"Podiatry" or "podiatric medicine and surgery" means that branch 5
or system of the practice of medicine and surgery that involves
treating the sick
1which is limited to the diagnosis, or mechanical, medical or surgical treatment or
2treatment by use of drugs, of the feet, but does not include amputations other than
3digits of the foot or the use of a general anesthetic unless administered by or under
4the direction of a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery under subch. II.
5Diagnosis or treatment shall include no portion of the body above the feet except that
6diagnosis and treatment shall include the tendons and muscles of the lower leg
7insofar as they shall be involved in conditions of the feet and specializes in conditions
8affecting the foot and ankle
SB591, s. 2
448.63 (1) (d) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(d) 2. That the applicant has completed
12 months 2 years
postgraduate training in a program approved by the affiliated credentialing board.
(1) The treatment of section 448.63 (1) (d) 2. of the statutes first applies to an 14
application submitted on June 1, 2010.