TITLE XXX
OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

CHAPTER 315
PODIATRY

Section 315:1

    315:1 Board. – There shall be a board of podiatry consisting of 5 members; including 4 licensed podiatrists and one public member, each to be appointed by the governor, with the approval of the council, to a term of 5 years. No member of the board shall be appointed to more than 2 consecutive terms. Only board members provided for in this section shall have the authority to vote in board determinations. The public member shall be a person who is not, and never was, a member of the podiatric profession or the spouse of any such person, and who does not have, and never has had, a material financial interest in either the provision of podiatric services or an activity directly related to podiatry, including the representation of the board or profession for a fee at any time during the 5 years preceding appointment.

Source. 1919, 141:1. PL 208:1. 1933, 58:1. 1937, 46:1. RL 254:1. 1947, 233:1. RSA 315:1. 1963, 259:1. 1969, 297:1. 1973, 72:65. 1981, 280:3, eff. July 1, 1981.

Section 315:1-a

    315:1-a Repealed by 2015, 276:108, XV, eff. July 1, 2015. –

Section 315:1-b

    315:1-b Meetings; Officers. –
I. The board shall meet quarterly, or more often as its business requires. A president and such other officers as the board deems necessary shall be elected annually from the membership of the board.
II. No board action shall be taken without an affirmative vote of the majority of board members eligible to participate in the matter in question. A board member shall not be eligible to participate in a vote when the board member has recused himself or herself from participation due to a conflict of interest.
III. The president of the board may call an emergency meeting when required by an imminent peril to the public health or safety or when the physical presence of a quorum is not reasonably practical for immediate board action. Emergency meetings may be conducted telephonically, with a quorum of board members eligible to vote with respect to the subject matter of the emergency. Any vote resulting from such meetings shall have the same effect as votes resulting from other meetings of the board, if such vote is ratified at the next regularly scheduled board meeting. The minutes and the procedures for emergency meetings shall comply with RSA 91-A:2.
IV. Elected board officers shall not serve more than 5 years in such elected positions.

Source. 2014, 103:1, eff. Aug. 10, 2014.

Section 315:2

    315:2 Requirements. –
I. Any person admitted to practice podiatry in this state shall be required to pass a proctored examination given by the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. The person shall be of good professional character. The person shall have graduated from a college of podiatry or podiatry medicine which is accredited by the American Podiatric Medical Association, and maintaining at that time a standard satisfactory to the board. No person who is not licensed as a podiatrist as provided by RSA 315:8 shall practice or attempt to practice podiatry in the state or call oneself or allow oneself to be called a "podiatrist" or a "podiatric surgeon" or designate or describe the person's occupation by the use of any words or letters to lead others to believe that the person is so licensed.
II. Any person applying for licensure under this chapter, including any person seeking to restore or renew, shall provide the board with information relating to podiatric competence and professional conduct, in accordance with rules adopted under RSA 315:4, X.

Source. 1919, 141:6. PL 208:2. RL 254:2. RSA 315:2. 1963, 259:1. 1969, 297:2. 1973, 366:2. 1981, 280:4. 1991, 382:1. 1997, 16:1. 1998, 172:2. 2010, 68:1, eff. July 18, 2010.

Section 315:2-a

    315:2-a Peer Review Committee. – The board shall establish a peer review committee consisting of 2 podiatrists appointed by the board and one medical practitioner, appointed by the board subject to the approval of the board of medicine. Each appointee shall serve for a 2-year term.

Source. 1977, 381:3. 1995, 286:26, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.

Section 315:3

    315:3 Compensation. – The members of the board shall receive per diem compensation of $50 for meetings and other board activities requiring 2 or more hours in a 24-hour period, and shall be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred in connection with the work of the board.

Source. 1919, 141:9. PL 208:3. RL 254:3. 2010, 68:2, eff. July 18, 2010.

Section 315:4


See Emergency Order #29 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-29-Emerg. (2020, 2029:1.)), issued pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-04 (2020, 1004:1.)) as extended by Executive Orders 2020-05 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-05 (2020, 1005:1.)); 2020-08 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-08 (2020, 1008:1.)); 2020-09 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-09 (2020, 1009:1.)); 2020-010 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-010 (2020, 1010:1.)); 2020-014 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-014 (2020, 1014:1.)); 2020-015 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-015 (2020, 1015:1.)); 2020-016 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-016 (2020, 1016:1.)); 2020-017 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-017 (2020, 1017:1.)); 2020-018 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-018 (2020, 1018:1.)); 2020-020 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-020 (2020, 1020:1.)); 2020-021 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-021 (2020, 1021:1.)); 2020-022 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-022 (2020, 1022:1.)); 2020-023 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-023 (2020, 1023:1.)); 2020-024 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-024 (2020, 1024:1.)); 2020-025 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-025 (2020, 1025:1.)); 2021-01 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2021-01 (2021, 1001:1.)), related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, for potential impact on the terms of this section.
    315:4 Rulemaking Authority. –
The board shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to:
I. Application procedures for obtaining all licenses or privileges issued under this chapter, including applications for reinstatement of lapsed licenses and special training licenses;
II. The qualifications of applicants in addition to those requirements set by statute;
III. Design and content of all forms required under this chapter;
IV. [Repealed.]
V. How a license shall be renewed, including the requirements for continuing education;
VI. Ethical standards required to be met by each holder of any license issued under this chapter and how such license may be revoked for violation of these standards;
VII. The establishment of fees required under this chapter, including fees for license reinstatement and for transcribing and transferring records and other services;
VIII. Procedures for the conduct of hearings;
IX. The imposition of administrative fines authorized under RSA 315:9, III(f); and
X. Information required by the board in its application procedures relative to the applicant's podiatric competence and professional conduct.
XI. [Repealed.]
XII. Prescribing controlled drugs pursuant to RSA 318-B:41.

Source. 1919, 141:7. PL 208:4. RL 254:4. RSA 315:4. 1969, 297:3. 1977, 381:2. 1981, 280:5. 1991, 382:2, 3. 2003, 310:65, XII. 2010, 68:8, 9, III, 10. 2014, 167:37, eff. July 1, 2014. 2016, 50:1, 2, eff. July 2, 2016; 213:6, eff. June 7, 2016.

Section 315:5

    315:5 Records and Reports. –
I. The board shall keep a true record of its official acts. With the exception of records compiled in connection with investigatory and deliberative aspects of disciplinary investigations and material otherwise exempt from disclosure under RSA 91-A or other applicable statutes, the board's records shall be subject to inspection at the board's office upon reasonable notice during ordinary business hours.
II. The board shall keep a record of the names and residences of all persons holding licenses or privileges under this chapter and a record of all money received and disbursed by the board.
III. The board shall report to the governor and council biennially in September. This report shall contain a full and complete account of all official actions taken during the preceding 2-year period, together with a statement of the receipts and disbursements of the board and such comments as the board in its discretion deems necessary.

Source. 1919, 141:8. PL 208:5. RL 254:5. RSA 315:5. 1991, 382:4, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

Section 315:6

    315:6 Scope of Podiatric Practice. – Except where disciplinary action has been taken by the board pursuant to RSA 315:9, the board shall issue the certificate for a licensed podiatrist to whoever satisfactorily passes an examination, and thereupon he shall have legal authority to diagnose and to treat by medical, mechanical, electrical and surgical means ailments of the human foot and lower leg. Allowable surgical treatment in a health care facility shall be determined by that health care facility credential committee, and such surgical treatment shall be performed at that health care facility. Such certificate shall not authorize the licensee to administer general anesthesia. Licenses shall not be issued for a period exceeding one year and shall be renewed as provided herein.

Source. 1919, 141:8. PL 208:6. RL 254:6. RSA 315:6. 1973, 140:20. 1991, 382:5. 1992, 63:1, eff. July 1, 1992.

Section 315:6-a

    315:6-a Services Provided by Telemedicine. – Persons licensed by the board shall be permitted to provide services through the use of telemedicine. "Telemedicine" means the use of audio, video, or other electronic media for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment.

Source. 2020, 27:17, eff. July 21, 2020.

Section 315:7

    315:7 Examinations. – Successful passage of a proctored National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners test, parts I, II, and III is required. The board shall keep a record of examination results.

Source. 1919, 141:5, 7. PL 208:7. RL 254:7. 2003, 310:61. 2010, 68:3, eff. July 18, 2010.

Section 315:8


See Emergency Order #46 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-46-Emerg. (2020, 2046:1.)), issued pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-04 (2020, 1004:1.)) as extended by Executive Orders 2020-05 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-05 (2020, 1005:1.)); 2020-08 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-08 (2020, 1008:1.)); 2020-09 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-09 (2020, 1009:1.)); 2020-010 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-010 (2020, 1010:1.)); 2020-014 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-014 (2020, 1014:1.)); 2020-015 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-015 (2020, 1015:1.)); 2020-016 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-016 (2020, 1016:1.)); 2020-017 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-017 (2020, 1017:1.)); 2020-018 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-018 (2020, 1018:1.)); 2020-020 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-020 (2020, 1020:1.)); 2020-021 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-021 (2020, 1021:1.)); 2020-022 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-022 (2020, 1022:1.)); 2020-023 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-023 (2020, 1023:1.)); 2020-024 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-024 (2020, 1024:1.)); 2020-025 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-025 (2020, 1025:1.)); 2021-01 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2021-01 (2021, 1001:1.)), related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, for potential impact on the terms of this section.
    315:8 Licenses. –
I. The board shall issue a license to applicants who have submitted a complete application, paid a $300 license fee, achieved a satisfactory examination score, and satisfied all other criteria of competence and professional character required by this chapter.
I-a. (a) The board shall issue special training licenses to persons of good professional character who are enrolled in a regular residency or graduate fellowship training program accredited by the Council for Podiatric Medical Education, and who possess such further education and training as the board may require by rule.
(b) A person holding a training license shall be subject to the disciplinary provisions of RSA 315:9 and such additional professional character and competency requirements as the board may require by rule.
(c) Training licenses shall be confined to activities performed in the course of the qualifying residency training program, shall expire automatically upon the licensee's separation from the residency training program for any reason, and may be issued on a restricted or conditional basis.
II. Upon review of any application for licensure under this chapter, the board may, upon notice and the opportunity for a hearing, deny an application, issue a license subject to restrictions or limitations as evidenced on the face of the license, or impose probationary conditions upon any applicant who fails to establish his qualifications to the satisfaction of the board.
III. Each license shall be numbered and recorded by the board. During each year, the board shall make available to each licensee upon the request of the licensee a list of the names, business addresses, and license numbers of all podiatrists licensed under this chapter.
IV. [Repealed.]

Source. 1919, 141:3. PL 208:8. 1935, 53:1. RL 254:8. RSA 315:8. 1957, 169:1. 1963, 259:1. 1977, 381:1. 1991, 382:6. 2003, 310:62. 2010, 68:9, I. 2014, 167:38, eff. July 1, 2014. 2015, 229:4, eff. July 1, 2015. 2016, 50:3, eff. July 2, 2016.

Section 315:9


See Emergency Order #29 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-29-Emerg. (2020, 2029:1.)), issued pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-04 (2020, 1004:1.)) as extended by Executive Orders 2020-05 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-05 (2020, 1005:1.)); 2020-08 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-08 (2020, 1008:1.)); 2020-09 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-09 (2020, 1009:1.)); 2020-010 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-010 (2020, 1010:1.)); 2020-014 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-014 (2020, 1014:1.)); 2020-015 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-015 (2020, 1015:1.)); 2020-016 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-016 (2020, 1016:1.)); 2020-017 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-017 (2020, 1017:1.)); 2020-018 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-018 (2020, 1018:1.)); 2020-020 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-020 (2020, 1020:1.)); 2020-021 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-021 (2020, 1021:1.)); 2020-022 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-022 (2020, 1022:1.)); 2020-023 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-023 (2020, 1023:1.)); 2020-024 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-024 (2020, 1024:1.)); 2020-025 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-025 (2020, 1025:1.)); 2021-01 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2021-01 (2021, 1001:1.)), related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, for potential impact on the terms of this section.
    315:9 Disciplinary Action. –
I. The board may undertake disciplinary proceedings:
(a) Upon its own initiative; or
(b) Upon written complaint of any person which charges that a person licensed by the board has committed misconduct under paragraph II and which specifies the grounds therefor.
II. Misconduct sufficient to support disciplinary proceedings under this section shall include:
(a) The practice of fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license to practice podiatry;
(b) Conviction of a felony or any offense involving moral turpitude;
(c) Intentionally harming a patient or otherwise engaging in unprofessional conduct in practicing podiatry or activities ancillary to the practice of podiatry or any particular aspect or specialty of the practice of podiatry;
(d) Physical or mental incapacity, gross or repeated negligence or otherwise displaying a pattern of behavior incompatible with the basic knowledge and competence expected of persons licensed to practice podiatry or any particular aspect or specialty of the practice of podiatry;
(e) Habitual use of or addiction to the use of alcohol or other habit-forming drugs to the degree as to render him unfit to practice podiatry;
(f) Knowingly or willfully violating any provision of this chapter or any substantive rule or order issued by the board;
(g) Suspension or revocation of the licensee's license to practice podiatry in another jurisdiction.
III. The board may take disciplinary action in any one or more of the following ways:
(a) By reprimand;
(b) By suspension, limitation or restriction of a license for a period for up to 5 years;
(c) By revocation of a license;
(d) By requiring the person to participate in a program of continuing education in the area or areas in which he has been found deficient;
(e) By requiring the person to submit to the care, counseling or treatment of a physician, counseling service, health care facility, professional assistance program, or any other comparable facility approved by the board; or
(f) By assessing administrative fines in amounts established by the board which shall not exceed $2,000 per offense, or in the case of a continuing offense, $250 for each day the violation continues.
IV. Every insurer, including self-insurers, providing professional liability insurance to a licensee of the board shall file complete reports with the board which describe all reservable claims and legal actions taken against an insured licensee for any medical injury as defined by RSA 329:17, III. Such reports shall be mailed within 30 days from the date the reserve is established or the legal process in received.
V. The board shall conduct an investigation of any person licensed by the board who has been the subject of 3 reservable insurance claims or legal actions for medical injury as defined in paragraph IV, which pertain to 3 different acts or events within any consecutive 5-year period commencing with the effective date of this act.
VI. Upon receipt of an administratively final order from the licensing authority of another jurisdiction which has imposed disciplinary sanctions against any person licensed by the board, or any person applying for licensure, the board may issue an order directing the licensee or applicant to appear and show cause why similar disciplinary action or, in the case of an applicant, license denial or restriction, should not be imposed in this state. In any such proceeding, the decision of the foreign licensing authority may not be collaterally attacked, but the licensee or applicant shall be given the opportunity to demonstrate why a lesser sanction should be imposed. When acting under this paragraph, the board may issue any disciplinary sanction or take any action with regard to a license application, which would otherwise be permitted by this chapter, including sanctions or actions more stringent than those imposed by the foreign jurisdiction. The board shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to handling summary proceedings brought under this paragraph, but shall furnish the respondent at least 10 days' written notice and an opportunity to be heard. The board may require a licensee to suspend practice in this state as a condition of postponing a scheduled date for hearing allegations brought under this paragraph.

Source. 1919, 141:4. PL 208:9. RL 254:9. RSA 315:9. 1977, 381:4. 1981, 280:6. 1991, 382:7-9, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

Section 315:10

    315:10 Investigations and Preliminary Hearings. –
I. The board may investigate possible misconduct by licensees and any other matters governed by the provisions of this chapter. Investigations may be conducted with or without the issuance of a board order setting forth the general scope of the investigation. Board investigations and any information obtained by the board pursuant to such investigations shall be exempt from the public disclosure provisions of RSA 91-A, unless such information subsequently becomes the subject of a public disciplinary hearing. However, the board may disclose information obtained in an investigation to law enforcement or health licensing agencies in this state or any other jurisdiction, or in accordance with specific statutory requirements or court orders.
II. The board may appoint legal counsel, podiatric advisors or other investigators retained through the office of professional licensure and certification to assist with any investigation and with adjudicatory hearings.
III. The form of an investigation is a matter within the discretion of the board. The board may conduct investigations on an ex parte basis.
IV. (a) The board may administer oaths or affirmations, preserve testimony, and issue subpoenas for witnesses and for documents relative to formal investigations or adjudicatory hearings, except that subpoenas for medical records, as provided in paragraph V, may be issued at any time.
(b) The board may serve a subpoena on any licensee of the board by certified mail, but shall serve a subpoena on any other person in accordance with the procedures and the fee schedules as established by the superior court.
(c) Any person licensed by the board shall not be entitled to a witness fee or mileage expenses for travel within the state related to appearance at a hearing or investigatory proceeding.
(d) Any subpoena issued by the board shall be annotated "Fees Guaranteed by the New Hampshire Board of Medicine" in order to be valid.
(e) A minimum of 48 hours' notice shall be given for compliance with a subpoena issued under this chapter.
V. The board may at any time subpoena podiatric records from its licensees and patient records from hospitals, pharmacies and other health care providers or facilities licensed by or certified in this state. Such subpoenas shall be served by certified mail or by personal delivery to the address shown on the licensee's current license, and no witness or other fee shall be required. A minimum of 15 days' advance notice shall be allowed for complying with a subpoena duces tecum issued under this chapter.
VI. On its own motion or in response to a complaint received by the board, the board may informally mail a copy of a complaint to any licensee who is the subject of the complaint and require the licensee to provide a detailed and good faith written response to the allegations identified by the board. The licensee shall provide complete copies of his office records concerning any patient identified in the complaint. The licensee shall respond to such request within a reasonable time period of not less than 15 days, as the board may specify in its written request.
VII. Any person may file a written complaint with the board which charges that a person licensed by the board has committed misconduct. The board may hold preliminary hearings to facilitate the informal disposition of complaints which, during the preliminary hearing, are found to be unwarranted or unjustified. The board shall follow the provisions of RSA 541-A:31, V in conducting such hearings. Some or all of the allegations in a complaint may be consolidated with another complaint or with issues which the board wishes to investigate or hear on its own motion. If an investigation of a complaint results in an offer of settlement by the licensee, the board may settle the allegations against the licensee without the consent of a complainant, provided that material facts are not in dispute and the complainant is given an opportunity to comment upon the terms of the proposed settlement.

Source. 1919, 141:10. PL 208:10. RL 254:10. RSA 315:10. 1963, 259:1. 1969, 297:4. 1991, 382:10. 1994, 412:33. 1995, 286:26, eff. Jan. 1, 1996. 2015, 276:85, eff. July 1, 2015.

Section 315:10-a

    315:10-a Hearings. –
I. Any complaint not resolved at or prior to a preliminary hearing shall be heard by the board. Such hearing shall be an open public hearing. Any member of the board shall have the authority to preside at such a hearing and to issue oaths or affirmations to witnesses.
II. The board shall furnish the respondent and the complainant, if any, at least 15 days' written notice of the date, time and place of a hearing, except as otherwise provided in this chapter. Such notice shall include an itemization of the issues to be heard, and, in the case of a disciplinary hearing, a statement as to whether the action had been initiated by a written complaint or upon the board's own motion, or both. If a written complaint is involved, the notice shall provide the complainant with a reasonable opportunity to intervene as a party.
III. The board may at any time dispose of allegations in a complaint, investigation, or disciplinary hearing by settlement, default, or consent order, by issuing an order of dismissal for failing to state a proper basis for disciplinary action or by summary judgment order based upon undisputed material facts. In disciplinary hearings, the board may hold prehearing conferences which shall be exempt from the provisions of RSA 91-A, but all final disciplinary actions, including those which occur without holding a public hearing, shall be publicly released at the time they are served upon the parties.
IV. Every final disciplinary action and other adjudicatory decisions made final by the board shall be reduced to writing and served upon the parties. Such decisions shall not be public until they are served upon the parties.
V. The board shall have no obligation or authority to appoint or provide an attorney to any person appearing at a board hearing or investigation.
VI. Decisions of the board may be appealed to the supreme court pursuant to RSA 541. The court shall not stay any disciplinary sanction imposed by the board pending appeal, if the board has determined that the sanction is required for the public safety and welfare.

Source. 1991, 382:11, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

Section 315:10-b

    315:10-b Temporary Suspension Where Imminent Threat. – In cases involving imminent danger to life or health, the board may order suspension of a license pending hearing for a period of no more than 120 days. In such cases, the basis for the board's finding of imminent danger to life or health shall be reduced to writing and combined with a hearing notice which complies with RSA 315:10-a, II. A licensee may be allowed additional time to prepare for a hearing, but any additional time for preparation shall result in an extension of license suspension commensurate with the additional time extended.

Source. 1991, 382:11, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

Section 315:11


See Emergency Order #46 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-46-Emerg. (2020, 2046:1.)), issued pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-04 (2020, 1004:1.)) as extended by Executive Orders 2020-05 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-05 (2020, 1005:1.)); 2020-08 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-08 (2020, 1008:1.)); 2020-09 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-09 (2020, 1009:1.)); 2020-010 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-010 (2020, 1010:1.)); 2020-014 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-014 (2020, 1014:1.)); 2020-015 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-015 (2020, 1015:1.)); 2020-016 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-016 (2020, 1016:1.)); 2020-017 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-017 (2020, 1017:1.)); 2020-018 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-018 (2020, 1018:1.)); 2020-020 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-020 (2020, 1020:1.)); 2020-021 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-021 (2020, 1021:1.)); 2020-022 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-022 (2020, 1022:1.)); 2020-023 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-023 (2020, 1023:1.)); 2020-024 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-024 (2020, 1024:1.)); 2020-025 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-025 (2020, 1025:1.)); 2021-01 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2021-01 (2021, 1001:1.)), related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, for potential impact on the terms of this section.
    315:11 License Renewal; Inactive Status. –
I. Every person licensed to practice under this chapter shall apply to the board biennially on or before June 30 for renewal of license on forms provided by the board and shall pay a $300 renewal fee. As a condition of renewal of license, each licensee shall show proof of having completed the continuing education units as required in rules adopted by the board.
II. If a person applies to the board for renewal of license by June 30 of the year in which the licensee's renewal is set to occur, the license shall not expire until the board has taken final action on the application for renewal. At least 20 days prior to the expiration of any license, the board shall cause a notice to be mailed to the licensee advising him or her of the expiration date and enclosing a blank renewal application form.
III. Upon the request of a person licensed by the board who is a member of any reserve component of the armed forces of the United States or the national guard and is called to active duty, the board shall place such person's license on inactive status. The license may be reactivated, after notification to the board, within one year of the person's release from active status by payment of the renewal fee and with proof of completion of the most current continuing education requirement unless still within the renewal period.

Source. 1919, 141:12. PL 208:11. RL 254:11. RSA 315:11. 1991, 382:12. 2010, 68:4. 2014, 167:39, eff. July 1, 2014. 2015, 229:5, eff. July 1, 2015.

Section 315:12

    315:12 Neglect to Renew. – Any licensee who fails to renew his or her license by June 30 of the year in which the licensee's renewal is set to occur, shall be required to pay double the renewal fee if paid within 90 days of the expiration date. Any failure, neglect, or refusal on the part of any person licensed by the board to renew the license as provided in RSA 315:11 or this section shall automatically result in the lapse of the license. Licenses lapsed under this section for nonpayment within 90 days shall not be reinstated except upon payment of a reinstatement fee as established in rules adopted by the board, and a showing of such evidence of professional competence as the board may reasonably require.

Source. 1919, 141:10. PL 208:12. RL 254:12. RSA 315:12. 1991, 382:13. 2010, 68:5, eff. July 18, 2010.

Section 315:13

    315:13 Notice of Expiration. – The secretary shall mail a notice to each holder of a license that has not been renewed within 90 days of the expiration date, advising him or her of the expiration of the license and the penalty of practicing podiatry without holding a license and the condition and terms upon which his or her license may be reinstated.

Source. 1919, 141:12. PL 208:13. RL 254:13. RSA 315:13. 1963, 259:1. 2010, 68:6, eff. July 18, 2010.

Section 315:13-a


See Emergency Order #46 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-46-Emerg. (2020, 2046:1.)), issued pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-04 (2020, 1004:1.)) as extended by Executive Orders 2020-05 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-05 (2020, 1005:1.)); 2020-08 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-08 (2020, 1008:1.)); 2020-09 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-09 (2020, 1009:1.)); 2020-010 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-010 (2020, 1010:1.)); 2020-014 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-014 (2020, 1014:1.)); 2020-015 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-015 (2020, 1015:1.)); 2020-016 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-016 (2020, 1016:1.)); 2020-017 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-017 (2020, 1017:1.)); 2020-018 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-018 (2020, 1018:1.)); 2020-020 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-020 (2020, 1020:1.)); 2020-021 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-021 (2020, 1021:1.)); 2020-022 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-022 (2020, 1022:1.)); 2020-023 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-023 (2020, 1023:1.)); 2020-024 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-024 (2020, 1024:1.)); 2020-025 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-025 (2020, 1025:1.)); 2021-01 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2021-01 (2021, 1001:1.)), related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, for potential impact on the terms of this section.
    315:13-a Reinstatement. – Any person who has not renewed his or her license within 90 days of the expiration date shall only have his or her license restored upon the filing of a reinstatement application, accompanied by the reinstatement fee as established by the board, proof of satisfaction of continuing podiatric education requirements established by RSA 315:4, V, and such other evidence of professional competence as the board may reasonably require.

Source. 2010, 68:7, eff. July 18, 2010.

Section 315:14

    315:14 Repealed by 2010, 68:9, II, eff. July 18, 2010. –

Section 315:15

    315:15 Fees. – The board shall establish fees for transcribing and transferring records and other services.

Source. 1919, 141:9. PL 208:15. RL 254:15. RSA 315:15. 1963, 259:3. 1969, 297:5. 1977, 563:42. 1981, 280:7. 2003, 310:63. 2014, 167:40, eff. July 1, 2014.

Section 315:16

    315:16 Penalty. – Any natural person who violates any provision of RSA 315 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and any other person shall be guilty of a felony.

Source. 1919, 141:13. PL 208:16. RL 254:16. RSA 315:16. 1969, 297:6. 1973, 528:199, eff. Oct. 31, 1973 at 11:59 p.m.

Section 315:17

    315:17 Repealed by 1963, 259:4, eff. Sept. 1, 1963. –

Section 315:18

    315:18 Certain Contract Restrictions Upon Podiatrists Unenforceable. – Any contract or agreement which creates or established the terms of a partnership, employment, or any other form of professional relationship with a podiatrist licensed by the board to practice in this state, which includes any restriction to the right of such podiatrist to also practice podiatry in any geographic area for any period of time after the termination of such partnership, employment, or professional relationship shall be void and unenforceable with respect to said restriction; provided however, that nothing herein shall render void or unenforceable the remaining provision of any such contract or agreement. The requirements of this section shall apply to new contracts or renewals of contracts entered into on or after the effective date of this section.

Source. 2018, 322:2, eff. June 25, 2018.