Ankle Surgery Privileges
Chapter 438 of the Laws of 2012 amended the Education Law to expand the scope of practice of podiatry and to establish requirements for the issuance of ankle surgery privileges which will enable podiatrists holding the privileges to perform certain procedures they had not previously been authorized to perform. The new law takes effect on February 17, 2014. A copy of chapter 438 is available here. An explanatory presentation concerning the new law is available here. Regulations, applications, and other materials required for the implementation of chapter 438 are currently being developed.