|(a) A practitioner shall use the following professional
identifiers in any publication related to the practice of podiatric
medicine: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, D.P.M., Podiatrist, Podiatric
(b) Practitioners shall include one of the following
designations to describe his or her practice in all publications related
to the practice of podiatric medicine: Foot Surgeon, Podiatric Surgeon,
Foot Specialist, Doctor and Surgeon of the Foot, Injuries and Diseases
of the Foot, Podiatric Physician.
(c) The purpose of this section and of so limiting
the professional designations of a practitioner and the practitioner's
practice business is to ensure that the public and all prospective
patients are reasonably informed of the distinction between a podiatrist
and other medical practitioners as is reflected by the difference
in training and licensing and the scope of practice.
(d) A practitioner shall not use a trade name or assumed
name to identify his practice, except as authorized in this section.
(e) A practitioner must provide the department with
the practitioner's practice name, corporate name, trade name or assumed
name to identify an individual practice, or a group of podiatric physicians
with which he/she is practicing and the address, and notify the department
of any changes.
(f) The name of a professional corporation created
for the practice of podiatric medicine shall include one of the following
(1) (Name), A Professional Corporation;
(2) (Name), A Prof. Corp.;
(3) (Name), P.C.;
(4) (Name), Incorporated;
(5) (Name), Inc.;
(6) (Name), Professional Association;
(7) (Name), P.A.;
(8) (Name), P.L.L.P.;
(9) (Name), Professional Limited Liability Partnership;
(10) (Name), P.L.L.C.;
(11) (Name), Professional Limited Liability Company;
(12) (Name), L.L.C.; or
(13) (Name), Limited Liability Company.
(g) A practitioner practicing in a group composed of
practitioners from different branches of the healing arts may practice
under a corporate name, trade name or assumed name adopted by the
group, provided the name fairly and objectively identifies the practice.
In addition, within the group, the practitioner shall identify himself