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RULE §130.2Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) Act --The Podiatric Medical Practice Act of Texas, Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 202.

  (2) Advisory Board--The Podiatric Medical Examiners Advisory Board, Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 202.

  (3) Commission--The Texas Commission on Licensing and Regulation.

  (4) Continuing Medical Education (CME)-- Educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a practitioner uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.

  (5) Department--The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

  (6) Executive Director--The executive director of the department.

  (7) Graduate Podiatric Medical Education (GPME)--An accredited graduate podiatric medical education or residency training program.

  (8) License--includes a license, registration, certificate, or other authorization issued under the Act.

  (9) Medical Records--Any records, reports, notes, charts, x-rays, or statements pertaining to the history, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment or prognosis of the patient including copies of medical records of other health care practitioners contained in the records of the practitioner to whom a request for release of records has been made.

  (10) Podiatric Medical Radiological Technician--A person who performs only podiatric procedures under the supervision of a practitioner.

  (11) Public Communication--Any written, printed, visual, or oral statement or other communication made or distributed, or intended for distribution, to a member of the public.

  (12) Practitioner--A person validly licensed by the department to practice podiatric medicine in the State of Texas.

  (13) Publication--Any and all public communications relating to the practitioner's practice, including but not limited to, advertisements, announcements, invitations, press releases, journal articles, periodical articles, leaflets, news stories, materials distributed by private or by United States mail, and signs or placards placed in public view or electronic submission.

  (14) Solicitation--A private communication to a person concerning the performance of a podiatric service for such person.

  (15) Supervision--Responsibility for the control of quality, radiation safety and protection, and technical aspects of podiatric radiological procedures utilized in podiatric medicine for diagnostic purposes.

Source Note: The provisions of this §130.2 adopted to be effective November 1, 2018, 43 TexReg 6953

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