CHAPTER 212

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 396

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF PODIATRISTS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend paragraph (3), subsection (a), Section 505, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by striking the figure "80" as the same appears in sub-paragraph a., and substituting the words "seventy-five percent (75%)" in lieu thereof.

Section 2. Amend paragraph (3), subsection (a), Section 505, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by striking sub-paragraph c. in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"c. Satisfactorily complete the Level 3 Examination known as PMLexis – Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination for States. The Board shall accept the minimum passing score on such examination recommended by the testing service providing the examination."

Section 3. Amend §506, Chapter 5, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by re-designating present subsection (b) as new subsection (c); by re-designating present subsection (c) as new subsection (d); and by adding a new subsection which shall read as follows:

"(b) When an applicant first applies for licensure, such applicant shall certify that he or she has not committed any act or acts which would constitute grounds for discipline under §513 of this chapter."

Section 4. Amend §510, Chapter 5, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by striking the last sentence of sub-section (b), and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

Each applicant for license renewal shall:

(1) certify that such applicant has not committed any act or acts which would constitute grounds for discipline under §513 of this chapter;

(2) comply with all rules and regulations of the Board."

Section 5. Amend Chapter 5, Title 24 Delaware Code by striking Section 520 thereof in its entirety and substitute in lieu thereof a new §520 to read as follows:

"§520. Temporary License.

(a) The Board may issue a temporary license to practice podiatry, without examination, to an individual who is a qualified applicant for licensure, under a residency or preceptorship in Delaware, and who will take the next scheduled Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination for States (PMLEXIS).

(b) If the applicant receives official notification that he/she has passed the PMLEXIS, the temporary license will not expire until the Board next meets and grants licensure to the applicant.

(c) If the applicant receives official notification that he/she has not passed the PMLEXIS, the temporary license will expire immediately.

(d) A temporary license may only be renewed once."

Section 6. Amend §507(a) of Chapter 5, Title 24 Delaware Code by striking said subparagraph (a) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new subparagraph (a) to read as follows:

"(a) The Board shall, at least twice a year, during the months of June and December, administer or authorize the administration of examinations described in §505 of this Title. All examinations shall be graded by the testing service providing the examinations."

Approved May 15, 1990.