§ 34-25A-1 Purpose
§ 34-25A-2 Short title
§ 34-25A-3 Definitions
§ 34-25A-4 Referral and consultation limits
§ 34-25A-5 Application for licensure or registration
§ 34-25A-6 Disciplinary actions
§ 34-25A-7 Duties of board
§ 34-25A-8 Alabama State Board of Prosthetists and Orthotists
§ 34-25A-9 Membership of board
§ 34-25A-10 Alabama State Board of Orthotists and Prosthetists Fund
§ 34-25A-11 Issuance of license or registration; renewal
§ 34-25A-12 Fees
§ 34-25A-13 Violations
§ 34-25A-13.1 Mastectomy fitters
§ 34-25A-14 Applicability of Ethics Law; Sunset Law

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 34 > Chapter 25A

  • ACCREDITED FACILITY: A facility where prosthetic, orthotic, prosthetic and orthotic, or pedorthic care is provided to patients needing such care and has met the requirements of the board for such designation. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • ACCREDITED PEDORTHIC FACILITY: A facility where pedorthic care may be provided that has met the requirements of the board for such designation. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • action: Condemnation action. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • AUTHORIZED HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER: A physician licensed to practice medicine or a person licensed or authorized to practice podiatry pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 34-24-230) of Chapter 24. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • board: The Alabama State Board of Prosthetists and Orthotists. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • chiropractor: A person licensed and acting within the definition as found in Section 34-24-120. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • CONDEMNATION ACTION: Includes all acts incident to the process of condemning property after commencement of suit until the entry of final judgment. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • condemnee: A person who has or claims an interest in property that is the subject of a prospective or pending condemnation action. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • condemnor: A person empowered to condemn. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • LITIGATION EXPENSES: The sum of the costs, disbursements, and expenses, including reasonable attorney, appraisal, and engineering fees, necessary to prepare for anticipated or participation in actual probate or circuit court proceedings. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • MASTECTOMY FITTER: A health care professional who is specifically educated and trained in the provision of breast prostheses and post-mastectomy services, including patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, and follow-up and practice management, which is consistent with nationally recognized programs which are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • orthosis: A custom-fabricated, definitive brace or support that is designed for long-term use. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • ORTHOTIC FITTER: A health care practitioner, licensed with the board, who is specifically educated and trained in the provision of certain orthoses, including patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, follow-up, and practice management, consistent with nationally recognized programs accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • ORTHOTIC SUPPLIER: A person registered with the board who is employed by or has a contractual relationship with a manufacturer of orthoses or orthosis components and who has complied with the registration requirements of the board. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • orthotics: The science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing, as well as providing the initial training necessary to accomplish the fitting of, an orthosis for the support, correction, or alleviation of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • orthotist: A person licensed to practice orthotics under this chapter. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • ORTHOTIST ASSISTANT: A person licensed under terms to be defined by the board and employed by the same agency as his or her licensed referring evaluator. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • PEDORTHIC DEVICE: Custom therapeutic shoes, diabetic shoes if prescribed by an authorized health care practitioner for the treatment of partial or complete amputation of the foot, foot ulceration, pre-ulcerative callous, or foot deformity, shoe modifications made for therapeutic purposes, partial foot prostheses, and foot orthoses and orthoses for use from the knee and below used for the treatment or alleviation, or both, of a condition that has its origin in the foot. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • pedorthics: The design, manufacture, modification, or fit of custom shoes, orthoses, and pedorthic devices to prevent or alleviate foot problems caused by disease, congenital defect, overuse, or injury. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • pedorthist: A person who is licensed to practice pedorthics under this chapter. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • person: Includes a natural individual, partnership, corporation, association, other legal or fiduciary entity, and a public entity. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • physician: A person who is a doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathy licensed to practice. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • podiatrist: A person licensed or authorized to practice podiatry pursuant to Article 6 of Chapter 24. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • property: An interest in real or personal property under the law of this state. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3
  • prosthesis: A definitive artificial limb that is alignable or articulated or, in lower extremity applications, capable of bearing weight. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • prosthetics: The science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, aligning, adjusting, or servicing, as well as providing the initial education necessary to accomplish the wearing and use of a prosthesis, through the replacement of external parts of a human body lost due to amputation or congenital deformities or absences. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • prosthetist: A person who is licensed to practice prosthetics under this chapter. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • PROSTHETIST ASSISTANT: A person licensed under terms to be defined by the board and employed by the same agency as his or her licensed referring evaluator. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • THERAPEUTIC SHOE FITTER: A health care professional who is licensed by the board and who is specifically educated and trained to provide non-custom therapeutic shoes and non-custom multi-density inserts. See Alabama Code 34-25A-3
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • work: Includes construction, alteration, repair, remodeling, excavation, demolition, rehabilitation, relocation, and landscaping. See Alabama Code 18-1A-3