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49 Pa. Code § 29.81. Definitions.


§ 29.81. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Auxiliary personnel—A person other than a podiatrist, medical doctor, osteopathic doctor, dentist or chiropractor.

   Direct supervision—Directly controlling the performance of a procedure by authorizing performance of that procedure only under the specific instructions of a podiatrist, and monitoring performance of the procedure to ensure compliance with the instructions.

   Ionizing radiation—Gamma rays and X-rays; and alpha and beta particles, high-speed electrons, neutrons, protons and other nuclear particles. The term does not include ultrasound, sound or radio waves or visible, infrared or ultraviolet light.

   Premises of a podiatrist—A location at which a podiatrist practices podiatric medicine, other than a health care facility regulated by the Department of Health, the Department of Public Welfare or the Federal government.

   Radiologic procedure—A medical diagnostic or therapeutic procedure that utilizes ionizing radiation.


   The provisions of this §  29.81 issued under section 21.2 of the Podiatry Practice Act (63 P. S. §  42.21c).


   The provisions of this §  29.81 adopted August 21, 1987, effective August 22, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 3477.

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