By the Division of Professional Licensure

6.01: Approval of Health Care Facility Affiliations

The Board must approve by a majority vote affiliations between health care facilities and podiatric medical training programs. In order to approve an affiliation, the Board must determine, among other things, that the supervision available for training purposes is adequate.

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6.02: Investigator's Duties

It shall be the duty of the Board's investigator upon proper written notice, to visit from time to time, the offices of registered, licensed podiatrists to observe if the offices are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner and that the certificate of registration is conspicuously displayed. The investigator shall investigate complaints and obtain other information as directed by the Board.

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6.03: Board Approval of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

The Board may establish standards for colleges of podiatric medicine. The Board shall issue a certificate of approval to those colleges of podiatric medicine which have been accredited by the Council on Education of the American Podiatry Association and shall from time to time review such approval in accordance with the M.G.L. c. 112, §16.

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6.04: Violation of Board's Rules and Regulations

(1) The Board may, after written notice and hearing, suspend or revoke the license of a registered podiatrist or formally reprimand a licensee on any of the following grounds in violation of the General Laws and/or 249 CMR:

(a) Conviction of a crime including moral turpitude;

(b) Intemperate use of alcoholic beverages or narcotic drugs;

(c) Unprofessional conduct;

(d) Misconduct involving moral turpitude;

(e) Deceit, malpractice and/or gross misconduct in the practice of podiatry; and

(f) Any act or acts constituting gross incompetence in the practice of podiatry.

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REGULATORY AUTHORITY
249 CMR 6.00: M.G.L. c. 112, §§ 16, 17A, 19 and 61 through 65.