Chapter 4731-20 Surgery Privileges of Podiatrist
"Foot," as used in section 4731.51 of the Revised Code, means the terminal appendage of the lower extremity and includes the ankle joint which consists of the tibial plafond, its posterolateral border (posterior malleolus), the medial malleolus, distal fibula (lateral malleolus) and the talus.
(A) A podiatric physician may perform surgery on the ankle joint, when both of the following requirements are met:
(1) The podiatric physician holds privileges to perform surgery on the ankle joint from one or more of the following entities:
(a) A college of podiatric medicine and surgery approved by the board pursuant to section 4731.51 of the Revised Code;
(b) A hospital approved by the "Joint Commission" or the "American Osteopathic Association"; or
(c) An ambulatory surgical facility approved by the department of health pursuant to its authority under Chapter 3702. of the Revised Code; and
(2) The podiatric physician can demonstrate adequate education, training and experience needed to conform to minimal standards of care of similar practitioners under the same or similar circumstances by meeting either of the following criteria:
(a) Having attained board qualified status from the "American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery" and having successfully completed at least a twenty-four month residency in podiatric surgery approved by the "Council on Podiatric Medical Education," or
(b) Holding privileges to perform surgery on the ankle joint from an institution meeting criteria under paragraph (A)(1) of this rule, providing that such privileges were granted prior to January 30, 1997.
(B) A podiatric physician who performs surgery on the ankle joint other than in accordance with all the terms of this rule violates divisions (B)(6) and (B)(20) of section 4731.22 of the Revised Code.