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Ohio Laws for DPMs

saxifoneforgod

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    Does anyone know where I can find the governing laws of Ohio for DPMs? I am looking for information on where on the lower extremity they can operate (besides just foot and ankle) and other things that they are able to do. Thanks!
     

    Podman

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      Does anyone know where I can find the governing laws of Ohio for DPMs? I am looking for information on where on the lower extremity they can operate (besides just foot and ankle) and other things that they are able to do. Thanks!


      Ohio's scope is the foot and ankle - including tendons of the leg. I don't have the actual law infront of me but I think someone posted the scopes of practice in all states on this forum, so you should be able to dig it out with a search.
       

      dpmgrad

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        Does anyone know where I can find the governing laws of Ohio for DPMs? I am looking for information on where on the lower extremity they can operate (besides just foot and ankle) and other things that they are able to do. Thanks!

        OHIO REVISED CODE ANNOTATED
        TITLE XLVII. OCCUPATIONS–PROFESSIONS
        CHAPTER 4731. PHYSICIANS; LIMITED PRACTITIONERS
        PODIATRIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY
        §4731.51 Practice of podiatric medicine and surgery
        The practice of podiatric medicine and surgery consists of the medical, mechanical, and surgical treatment of ailments of the foot, the muscles and tendons of the leg governing the functions of the foot; and superficial lesions of the hand other than those associated with trauma. Podiatrists are permitted the use of such preparations, medicines, and drugs as may be necessary for the treatment of such ailments. The podiatrist may treat the local manifestations of systemic diseases as they appear in the hand and foot, but the patient shall be concurrently referred to a doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathic medicine and surgery for the treatment of the systemic disease itself. General anaesthetics may be used under this section only in colleges of podiatric medicine and surgery approved by the medical board pursuant to section 4731.53 of the Revised Code and in hospitals approved by the joint commission on the accreditation of hospitals, or the American osteopathic association. The use of x-ray or radium for therapeutic purposes is not permitted.
         
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          The podiatrist may treat the local manifestations of systemic diseases as they appear in the hand and foot, but the patient shall be concurrently referred to a doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathic medicine and surgery for the treatment of the systemic disease itself.

          Can you please explain this statement using some examples from daily life of a Podiatrist.
           
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