FINAL BILL REPORT
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C 248 L 20
Synopsis as Enacted
Brief Description: Concerning the podiatric medical board.
Sponsors: Senators Cleveland, Rivers and Becker.
Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care
House Committee on Health Care & Wellness
Background: The Podiatric Medical Board regulates the practice of podiatric medicine in the state by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing qualifications for licensure; investigating and making recommendations related to complaints against podiatric physicians; and establishing and monitoring compliance with continuing education requirements. The board consists of four podiatric physicians and one public member and is classified as a class three group for purposes of compensation.
Any part-time, statutory board, commission, council, committee, or other similar group which has rule-making authority, performs quasi-judicial functions, has responsibility for the administration or policy direction of a state agency or program, or performs regulatory or licensing functions with respect to a specific profession, occupation, business, or industry is identified as a class three group for purposes of compensation.
Any part-time commission that has rule-making authority, performs quasi-judicial functions, has responsibility for the policy direction of a health profession credentialing program, and performs regulatory and licensing functions with respect to a licensed health care profession is identified as a class five group for purposes of compensation.
Summary: Membership of the board is increased from five to seven members, two being members of the public who do not work in the administration of health activities and who have no material financial interest in providing health care services or fiduciary relationship to a health care delivery system.
The board is a class five group for purposes of compensation.
Votes on Final Passage:
June 11, 2020