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Georgia State Board of Podiatry Examiners


The Georgia State Board of Podiatry Examiners is a four-member board appointed by the Governor to protect, promote and preserve the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Georgia. The Board is composed of three licensed, practicing podiatrists and one consumer member. They are responsible for the regulation of podiatrists in Georgia. The Board reviews applications, administers examinations, licenses qualified applicants and regulates the practice of licensees throughout the state. Complaints are investigated and, if warranted, disciplinary action may be taken by the Board. Board meetings are held approximately four times each year at the Secretary of State’s office in Macon and are open to the public. Persons wishing to bring matters for the Board’s consideration should submit a written request to the office. 
The practice of podiatry consists of the diagnosis, care and treatment of abnormalities of the human foot and leg. Licensed podiatrists are allowed to perform area specific surgery. As a learned science, licensure is considered after meeting specific podiatric education, residency and examination requirements.


                             IMPORTANT 

                 ~LEGISLATIVE CHANGE~

The Consumer Information and Awareness Act (O.C.G.A. § 43-1-33) was signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal on May 12, 2015.  The new statute requires that occupational therapists and other licensed health care practitioners provide for certain identification, educational identifiers and signage in the workplace and in advertisements.  It also identifies the penalties for intentional violation of the provisions of the law.To review the law and learn more about how this new law may affect your practice, select the following link:  Consumer Information Awareness Act .







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