20:55:01:04. Foreign podiatry schools. Foreign schools not approved by the council on education of the American Podiatric Medical Association shall be evaluated from curriculum, catalogues, professors and other data furnished by the applicant to the board and translated into English. The translation must be certified to by a United States consul or other qualified persons approved by the board.
20:55:01:05. Diploma requirement. All applicants for licensure by examination or reciprocity shall present their transcript and evidence of appropriate post-graduate training, with a doctor of podiatric medicine degree completion, and any other documentation required by the board to the board at the time of application.
20:55:01:08. Continuing education requirements. Each licensee shall, prior to July 1, 2001, and every two years thereafter, provide written verification to the Board of Podiatry Examiners of the completion of 30 hours of continuing medical education. The program hours must be approved and certified by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association. The necessary verification shall accompany each application for licensure renewal. If satisfactory verification is not received, the board shall deny the renewal application or take action to revoke or suspend the license of an individual not in compliance.
Up to 30 additional hours of satisfactory continuing medical education can be carried over for two years only.
20:55:03:02. Application for licensure by reciprocity. An applicant for licensure by reciprocity must hold a valid, unrevoked, and unsuspended license to practice podiatry which has been issued by another state or territory of the United States that extends reciprocity to South Dakota licensees and that, in the opinion of the board, maintains licensing requirements equivalent to those of South Dakota.
20:55:03:03. Supplemental examination. The board may require a supplemental oral or written examination if it considers either necessary to determine the qualifications of an applicant for licensure by reciprocity. Such an oral or written examination shall be conducted by two or more members of the board at a time and place convenient to the board and shall cover subjects listed in SDCL 36-8-9.
20:55:03:05. Certified documentation. Applicants for licensure under this chapter shall file a certified copy of the subjects and the grades obtained by written examination in some other state or territory or through the national board of podiatry examiners. Proofs must be submitted that the applicant meets the requirements of this chapter.
20:55:04:01. Certificate of registration -- Fee -- Annual renewal. Each person licensed to practice podiatry within this state shall secure a certificate of registration from the board and shall renew the certificate annually by July 1. The renewal fee is $150. Failure to secure a renewal certificate shall result in a suspension of license. If a licensee fails to timely renew their license prior to renewal being granted, the applicant must show satisfactory evidence of 30 hours of continuing medical education as provided in § 20:55:01:08.
Source: SL 1975, ch 16, § 1; 12 SDR 122, effective January 30, 1986; 12 SDR 151, 12 SDR 155, effective July 1, 1986; 15 SDR 198, effective June 30, 1989; 26 SDR 143, effective May 7, 2000.
20:55:05:01. President's duties -- Meetings. The president of the board shall call and preside at all meetings of the board. He shall call meetings of the board upon the written request of two members of the board, stating the reason therefor, sign the minutes of each meeting when approved by the board, and act generally in accordance with the requirements of his office to carry out the duties of the board. Upon the president's unavoidable absence from any meeting of the board, the members may choose one of their number to act as president pro tem at any meeting called in accordance with this section and § 20:55:05:05.
20:55:05:03. Secretary-treasurer -- Bond requirements. The secretary shall be the treasurer of the board. The secretary-treasurer shall carry out the duties of the office and account for and pay over to the board all moneys received.
Reference: Copies of the Code of Ethics of the American Podiatric Medical Association may be obtained from the American Podiatric Medical Association, 9312 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-1621. No charge.
AMENDMENT OF RULES
(Repealed. 12 SDR 122, effective January 30, 1986)