NY Podiatric Practice

Podiatric Laws and Regulations

The Board of Regents, on the recommendation of the Commissioner of Education, appoints a State Board for podiatry to advise and assist the Board of Regents and the State Education Department on matters of professional regulation. For a complete list of laws, rules and regulations, click here

Podiatric License Requirements

In the State of New York, you are required to have a podiatry license in order to use the title of "Podiatrist" or "chiropodist." For more information on licensing, click here

Podiatric Licensure & Certification Forms 

If you need to become licensed in the state of New York, click here to download the proper forms and read more about the requirements for licensure. 

Podiatric Practice Guidelines

The Office of the Professions provides these practice guidelines to assist you with proper maintenance of your practice. click here to read these guidelines. 

Podiatric Continuing Education Requirements

All practicing podiatrists must be complete 50 hours of continuing education in a three-year period. The coursework must be approved by the New York State Board for Podiatry. To learn more about the continuing education requirements, click here.

Podiatric Ankle Surgery Privileges

Chapter 438 of the Laws of 2012 amended the Education Law section 7001 and added new Education Law sections 7009 and 7010 to expand the scope of practice of podiatry and to establish requirements for the issuance of ankle surgery privileges which will enable podiatrists holding the privileges to perform certain procedures they had not previously been authorized to perform. The new law took effect on February 17, 2014, together with implementing regulations. An explanatory presentation concerning the new law is available here.

Additional information regarding Ankle Surgery Privileges and Scope of Practice can be found here.

Electronic Prescribing

Effective March 27, 2015, except in limited circumstances, all medication prescriptions must be issued electronically. For additional information about this requirement, please click here

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you are a newly licensed podiatrist or an experienced practitioner, you may have questions about the practice of your profession. The Office of the Professions has provided some information that may help you answer some of the most common questions. click here to read more.

Infection Control Training

All dentists, dental hygienists, licensed practical nurses, optometrists, podiatrists, and registered nurses must complete coursework or training appropriate to their practice regarding infection control and barrier precautions, including engineering and work controls to prevent the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis b virus (HBV) in the course of professional practice, every four years according to Section 6505-b of the Education Law. For more information click here.

License Statistics

For statistics about licensed podiatrists in New York State, click here

Radiology Course

Providers must receive approval for the training of an unlicensed person performing radiography of the foot. The list of standards for such training, as well as an application for approval, can be found by clicking here

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