Chief Sponsor: Timothy D. Hawkes

Senate Sponsor: David P. Hinkins


8     General Description:
9          This bill modifies provisions of the Podiatric Physician Licensing Act.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     modifies the qualifications for an individual to obtain a license to practice podiatry.
13     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
14          None
15     Other Special Clauses:
16          None
17     Utah Code Sections Affected:
18     AMENDS:
19          58-5a-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2015, Chapter 230

21     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
22          Section 1. Section 58-5a-302 is amended to read:
23          58-5a-302. Qualifications to practice podiatry.
24          An applicant for licensure to practice podiatry shall:
25          (1) submit an application in a form as prescribed by the division;
26          (2) pay a fee as determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504;
27          (3) be of good moral character;
28          [(4) be a graduate of a college of podiatric medicine accredited by the Council of
29     Podiatric Education;]

30          (4) provide satisfactory documentation of having successfully completed a program of
31     professional education preparing an individual as a podiatric physician, as evidenced by having
32     received an earned degree of doctor of podiatric medicine from a podiatry school or college
33     accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education;
34          (5) if licensed on or after July 1, 2015, [have completed two years of postgraduate
35     training in a residency program recognized by the board; and] satisfy the division and board
36     that the applicant:
37          (a) has successfully completed 24 months of resident training in a program approved
38     by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education; or
39          (b) (i) has successfully completed 12 months of resident training in a program
40     approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education after receiving a degree of doctor of
41     podiatric medicine as required under Subsection (4);
42          (ii) has been accepted in, and is successfully participating in, progressive resident
43     training in a Council on Podiatric Medical Education approved program within Utah, in the
44     applicant's second or third year of postgraduate training; and
45          (iii) has agreed to surrender to the division the applicant's license as a podiatric
46     physician without any proceedings under Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act,
47     and has agreed the applicant's license as a podiatric physician will be automatically revoked by
48     the division if the applicant fails to continue in good standing in a Council on Podiatric
49     Medical Education approved progressive resident training program within the state; and
50          (6) pass examinations required by rule.