SECTION 1. Section 13 of Chapter 112 of the general laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is amended by striking the section in its entirety and inserting, in place thereof, the following new section:-
“Section 13. Podiatry as used in this chapter shall mean the diagnosis and treatment, by medical, mechanical, electrical and surgical means, ailments of the human foot and lower leg. Allowable surgical treatment in a health care facility shall be determined by that health care facility credential committee, and such surgical treatment shall be performed at that health care facility. This and the ten following sections shall not apply to surgeons of the United States army, navy or of the United States Public Health Service, nor to physicians registered in the commonwealth. The term physician and surgeon when used in sections twelve B, twelve G, twenty-three N and eighty B shall include a podiatrist acting within the limitation imposed by this section.”
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