Test Your Knowledge of Law and Practice

Introduction

As a licensed professional in New York State, it is your professional responsibility to know the legal requirements governing the practice of your profession and to be alert to changes in those requirements. To help you, this self-administered exam, developed by the State Board, is intended to provide you with a measure of your working knowledge of those requirements. Full knowledge will help avoid pitfalls that can lead to charges of professional misconduct. If in doubt, study the law and regulations or call the Board office at 518-474-3817, ext. 180.

The following questions relate to Education Law, Articles 130 and Article 141, Part 65 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, and Part 29 of the Rules of the Board of Regents. Select one answer for each question then click the "Get Score button." Your score will then appear. A score of 100 is perfect; a score 75 to 95 is good; a score below 75 means you may be in danger of violating your professional practice act.


Questions

  1. According to Education Law, Article 130, section 6502, to practice in this State, all podiatrists must register with the New York State:
    a. Education Department
    b. Health Department
    c. Office of Professional Discipline
    d. Worker's Compensation Board

  2. What is the function of the Office of Professional Discipline in relation to the practice of podiatry?
    a. to convict professionals who commit State or Federal crimes
    b. to set guidelines for practice
    c. to monitor consumer complaints
    d. to investigate and prosecute allegations of professional misconduct

  3. According to Education Law, Article 130, section 6502, a license shall be valid during the life of the holder unless the:
    a. Board of Regents revokes, annuls, or suspends the license
    b. Education Department files charges against the licensee
    c. licensee moves without proper notification
    d. licensee practices less than one day per month

  4. According to Education Law, Article 130, section 6508, a board for each profession shall be appointed by the Board of Regents. The purpose of the State Board for Podiatry is to:
    a. assist the Board of Regents and the Department on matters of professional licensing, practice and conduct
    b. conduct investigations into misconduct
    c. register or approve educational programs
    d. review qualifications of all candidates for licensure

  5. According to Education Law, Article 130, section 6509, which one of the following does not constitute professional misconduct?
    a. being convicted of a crime under New York State or Federal Law
    b. permitting an unlicensed person to perform activities requiring a license
    c. sharing professional fees with a partner authorized to practice the same profession
    d. willfully failing to notify the Department of any change in name or mailing address

  6. According to Regents Rule 29.2, a licensed professional is practicing proper infection control if:
    a. direct patient contact is discontinued when the licensee has weeping skin lesions
    b. gown and gloves only are donned if splattering blood is possible
    c. sharp items are placed in the trash
    d. the same protective equipment is used between patients

  7. According to the Rules of the New York State Board of Regents, Part 29.1 and 29.2, which of the following conduct is lawful?
    a. charging a fee for providing health records to a patient
    b. refusing to make available to a patient copies of patient records
    c. failing to wear an identification badge
    d. offering bonuses for a professional service

  8. To qualify for a license as a podiatrist, an applicant must fulfill all of the following except:
    a. file an application
    b. complete a doctoral degree in podiatry
    c. complete a one-year residency
    d. pass a practical examination

  9. The practice of podiatry includes:
    a. treating any disease, injury, deformity or other condition of the foot
    b. performing cutting operations on the malleoli
    c. treating open wound fractures in an office
    d. performing a physical examination required by school districts for students entering college

  10. Section 7001 of Article 141 permits podiatrists to:
    a. administer nitrous oxide for deep sedation
    b. administer local anesthesia for therapeutic purposes as well as for anesthesia
    c. administer general anesthesia
    d. administer local anesthesia for therapeutic purposes only

  11. Which statement is true regarding podiatric prescriptions for medications?
    a. prescriptions cannot be written for family members with non-podiatric conditions
    b. a pharmacist does not have the right to question podiatric prescriptions
    c. licensure in New York is a sufficient condition for podiatrists to prescribe medications
    d. prescriptions do not need to include a patient's age

  12. Which statement is true regarding the administration of medications by podiatrists?
    a. all podiatrists are permitted to administer or prescribe narcotics
    b. drugs prescribed by a podiatrist may be given any route except intravenously
    c. podiatrists are prohibited from providing conscious sedation in their office setting
    d. podiatrists are limited to prescribing drugs for the purpose of treating conditions of the feet

  13. A podiatrist in New York may be referred to by each title except:
    a. a practitioner
    b. a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
    c. a doctor
    d. a physician

  14. Every podiatrist practicing in the State of New York must complete a course or training in infection control and barrier precautions:
    a. every two years
    b. every three years
    c. every four years
    d. whenever notified by the State Education Department

  15. In accordance with Education Law, section 6509 and Part 29.1(b)(10) of the Rules of the Board of Regents, permitting, aiding, or abetting an unlicensed person to perform activities requiring a license:
    a. is permitted if the unlicensed person is employed by the podiatric doctor
    b. is permitted if the licensee has written consent from the director of the Office of Professional Discipline
    c. is not permitted even if the licensee directly supervises all activities of the unlicensed person
    d. is not permitted and will render the licensee guilty of a criminal act

  16. In accordance with Education Law, Article 141, section 7007, limited permits for the practice of podiatry in the State of New York are issued except for which situation:
    a. the person with the permit is practicing under the supervision of a licensed podiatrist
    b. the person with the permit is in an approved residency program in podiatric medicine
    c. the person with the permit is sharing office space with a licensed podiatrist
    d. the person with the permit is doing a preceptorship with a licensed podiatrist who is on the faculty of a podiatry school

  17. In accordance with Education Law, Article 141, section 7005, who can practice podiatry in the State of New York without a license or permit:
    a. graduates of a school of podiatry in a certified residency program, in the State of New York
    b. a board certified podiatrist from the State of New Jersey
    c. a graduate of a podiatry school who has passed the required examinations and is waiting for the license
    d. students of a podiatry school in the State of New York, which is registered by the State Education Department, who are under the supervision of a licensed podiatrist

  18. How long must a New York State licensed podiatrist maintain a record for each adult patient which accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of the patient?
    a. 4 years
    b. 6 years
    c. 8 years
    d. 10 years

  19. How long must a New York State licensed podiatrist maintain a record for each minor patient which accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of that minor patient?
    a. 4 years or until the patient turns age 21
    b. 6 years or until the patient turns age 21
    c. 4 years and until one year after the minor reaches the age of 21
    d. 6 years and until one year after the minor reaches the age of 21

  20. Under what circumstances can a New York State licensed podiatrist perform physical evaluations?
    a. prior to administering a flu shot
    b. in conjunction with the provisions of podiatric treatment
    c. while examining a child for a school physical
    d. when a patient also complains of neck, hip and low back pain

  21. Where may a New York State licensed podiatrist treat a traumatic open wound fracture of the fifth metatarsal?
    a. only in hospitals, as defined in Article 28 of the public health law
    b. in her/his office provided there is an x-ray machine available and a sterile environment
    c. in her/his office provided that an authorized person administers general anesthesia
    d. a NYS licensed podiatrist may not treat a traumatic open wound fracture of the fifth metatarsal in any setting

  22. In accordance with the requirements of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, how many continuing podiatric medical educational credits, approved by the Department of Education, are required for a triennial registration period [a three-year time frame] in New York State?
    a. 25
    b. 50
    c. 75
    d. 100

  23. To qualify for re-registration, what percent of the required continuing education coursework must be directly related to the study of podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery?
    a. one-third or 33%
    b. one-half or 50%
    c. two-thirds or 66%
    d. three-thirds or 100%

  24. Which statement is true regarding the scope of practice for podiatry?
    a. ankle surgery is within the scope of practice if surgery is performed above the malleoli
    b. x-rays of the ankle are permitted if the patient's complaint relates to a condition of the foot
    c. fractures of the malleoli may be treated by podiatrists
    d. surgery of the tibia is within the podiatric scope of practice

  25. Which statement is true regarding the provision of office-based surgery by podiatrists?
    a. oxygen saturation must be monitored continuously when administering conscious sedation, including nitrous oxide
    b. a podiatrist may lawfully provide conscious sedation alone without the support of any other personnel
    c. a podiatrist may administer conscious sedation to no less than two patients at a time
    d. a non-licensed assistant may monitor the recovery of a patient from conscious sedation


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Last Updated: July 10, 2009