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    Scope of Practice Efffective October 1, 2014, and Delineation of Hospital Privileges

    §16–101. (Health Occupations Article)

    (a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b) “Board” means the State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.

    (c) “License” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a license issued by the Board to practice podiatry.

    (d) “Licensed podiatrist” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a podiatrist who is licensed by the Board to practice podiatry.

    (e) “Podiatrist” means an individual who practices podiatry.


    (1) “Practice podiatry” means to diagnose or surgically, medically, or mechanically treat the human foot or ankle, the anatomical structures that attach to the human foot, or the soft tissue below the mid–calf.
    (2) “Practice podiatry” does not include administration of an anesthetic, other than a local anesthetic.


    §19–351. (Health - General Article)

    (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (d) of this section, this subtitle does not affect the right of a hospital or related institution to employ or appoint staff.


    (1) A hospital or related institution that provides services that licensed podiatrists are authorized to perform under Title 16 of the Health Occupations Article, other than incidental care, shall include, in its bylaws, rules, or regulations, provisions for use of facilities by and staff privileges for qualified podiatrists.
    (2) The hospital or related institution may restrict use of facilities and staff privileges by podiatrists to those podiatrists who meet the qualifications that the hospital or related institution sets for granting those privileges.
    (3) The qualifications that the hospital or related institution sets for granting privileges for services that licensed podiatrists are authorized to perform under Title 16 of the Health Occupations Article shall include consideration of the training, education, and experience of the podiatrist.