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ABC Model Practice Act

January 2015

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Section 4. Exceptions

This Act shall not be construed to prohibit:

(a) A physician licensed in this State from engaging in the practice for which he or she is licensed;

(b) A person licensed in this State under any other Act from engaging in the healthcare practice for which he or she is licensed;

(c) The practice of orthotics, prosthetics or pedorthics by a person who is employed by the federal government or any bureau, division or agency of the federal government while in the discharge of the employee's official duties;

(d) The practice of orthotics, prosthetics or pedorthics by:

 (1) A student enrolled in an accredited/approved orthotics, prosthetics or pedorthics educational program;

 (2) A resident enrolled in a NCOPE accredited residency program;

 (3) A person working in a qualified, supervised work experience or internship who is obtaining the clinical experience necessary for licensure, as defined by the Board.

(e) The practice of orthotics, prosthetics or pedorthics by one who is an orthotist, prosthetist, pedorthist, assistant, fitter or technician licensed under the laws of another state or territory of the United States or another country whose licensure requirements are equal to or higher than those defined in this Act and has applied in writing to the Department, in a form and substance satisfactory to the Department, for a license as orthotist, prosthetist, pedorthist, assistant, fitter or technician and who is qualified to receive the license under Section 40 or 45 until:

(1) The expiration of six months after the filing of the written application;

(2) The withdrawal of the application; or

(3) The denial of the application by the Department.