Part 1 General Provisions
Part 2 Tennessee Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Practice Act of 2005

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 63 > Chapter 3

  • Board: means the board of podiatric medical examiners. See
  • Board: means the board that licenses and regulates podiatrists in Tennessee in part 1 of this chapter. See
  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Custom fabricated and fitted device: means an orthosis, prosthesis, or pedorthic device that is fabricated to original measurements, or to a mold for use by a patient in accordance with a prescription from a health care practitioner authorized by law to write such prescriptions, and that requires substantial clinical and technical judgment in its design and fitting. See
  • Department: means the department of health. See
  • Division: means the division of health related boards of the department of health. See
  • Division: means the division of health related boards. See
  • Facility: means the business location where orthotic, prosthetic, or pedorthic care is provided. See
  • Licensed orthotist: means a person who is licensed under this part to practice orthotics and who represents the person to the public by title or description of services that includes the term "orthotic" "orthotist" "brace" or a similar title or description of services. See
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Off-the-shelf device: means a prefabricated prosthesis or orthosis sized or modified for use by the patient in accordance with a prescription from a health care practitioner authorized by law to write such prescriptions that does not require substantial clinical judgment and substantive alteration for appropriate use. See
  • Orthosis: means a custom-designed, fabricated, fitted or modified device to correct, support or compensate for a neuro-musculoskeletal disorder or acquired condition. See
  • Orthotics: means the science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing an orthosis, under an order from a licensed health care practitioner authorized by law to issue such an order, for the correction or alleviation of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity. See
  • Orthotist: means an allied health professional who is specifically trained and educated to provide or manage the provision of a custom-designed, fabricated, modified and fitted external orthosis to an orthotic patient, based on a clinical assessment and a prescription from a health care practitioner authorized by law to write such prescriptions, to restore physiological function or cosmesis. See
  • Pedorthic device: means therapeutic footwear, foot orthoses for use at the ankle or below, and modified footwear made for therapeutic purposes, as prescribed by a licensed health care practitioner authorized by law to issue such prescription. See
  • Pedorthics: means the science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing a pedorthic device, under an order from a licensed health care practitioner authorized by law to issue such order for the correction or alleviation of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity. See
  • Pedorthist: means a person who measures, designs, fabricates, fits, or services pedorthic devices and assists in the formulation of the order of pedorthic devices, as ordered by a licensed health care practitioner authorized by law to issue such order for the support or correction of disabilities caused by neuro-musculoskeletal diseases, injuries, or deformities. See
  • Person: means a natural person. See
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Prosthesis: means a custom designed, fabricated, fitted, or modified device to replace an absent external limb, for the purpose of restoring physiological function or cosmesis. See
  • Prosthetics: means the science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing a prosthesis, under an order from a licensed health care practitioner authorized by law to issue such order. See
  • Prosthetist: means an allied health professional who is specifically trained and educated to provide or manage the provision of a custom designed, fabricated, modified, and fitted external limb prosthesis to a prosthetic patient, based on a clinical assessment and a prescription from a health care practitioner authorized to write such prescriptions, to restore physiological function or cosmesis. See
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Resident: means a person who has completed an education program in either orthotics or prosthetics and is continuing such person's clinical education in a residency program approved by the board. See
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105