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65-2003. Examination for license to practice podiatry; licensure qualifications; license by endorsement; recognized school of podiatry, criteria. (a) Examinations for a license to practice podiatry in this state shall be held at the same time and place as the examinations held by the board under the Kansas healing arts act. All applicants for a license to practice podiatry under the provisions of this act: (1) Shall have attained the age of 21 years; (2) shall have completed at least four years of instruction in, and be graduates of, a school of podiatry which is recognized as being in good standing by the board; and (3) commencing with applicants for a license to be granted on or after July 1, 1988, shall have completed acceptable postgraduate study as may be established by the board by rules and regulations.

(b) Applicants licensed, registered or certified by a board of examiners of any other state or country whose requirements for licensure, registration or certification are substantially equal to those of this state in the opinion of the state board of healing arts may be granted, upon payment of the endorsement license fee established pursuant to K.S.A. 65-2012, and amendments thereto, a license without examination.

(c) The board shall adopt rules and regulations establishing the criteria which a school of podiatry shall satisfy to be recognized as being in good standing by the board under subsection (a). The board may send a questionnaire developed by the board to any school of podiatry for which the board does not have sufficient information to determine whether the school meets the requirements of subsection (a) and rules and regulations adopted under this section. The questionnaire providing the necessary information shall be completed and returned to the board in order for the school to be recognized as being in good standing. The board may contract with investigative agencies, commissions or consultants to assist the board in obtaining information about schools of podiatry. In entering such contracts the authority to approve schools shall remain solely with the board.

History: L. 1927, ch. 246, § 4; L. 1951, ch. 362, § 2; L. 1975, ch. 323, § 2; L. 1979, ch. 197, § 3; L. 1983, ch. 213, §5; L. 1984, ch. 232, § 1; L. 1988, ch. 243, § 9; L. 1988, ch. 246, § 2; L. 1988, ch. 245, § 2; July 1.

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