PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
54-609. Unprofessional or dishonorable conduct justifying suspension or revocation of license defined. It shall constitute unprofessional or dishonorable conduct justifying suspension or revocation of a license for any person holding a license to practice podiatry to:
1. Offer, give or promise, either directly or indirectly, any gift in return for the procurement of a patient or patients for podiatric treatment.
2. Request, list, accept or receive any rebates or commission for prescribing or recommending any footwear, drug, medicine, or any other article, to his patients.
3. Prescribe, dispense or pretend to use, in treating any patient, any secret remedial agent, or manifest or promote its use in any way, or guarantee or imply to guarantee any treatment, therapy or remedy whatsoever.
4. Use any form of advertising that is false, misleading or deceptive.
5. Use any title other than that of podiatrist or doctor of podiatric medicine; provided the term "foot specialist" or "physician and surgeon of the feet" may be used as explanatory terms of the title podiatrist but not alone or as a substitute therefor.
6. Employ a solicitor or solicitors to obtain business.
7. Publish or use untruthful or improbable statements with the intent of deceiving or defrauding the public or any patient.
8. Violate any rule promulgated by the board which prescribes the standards for the ethical practice of podiatry in this state.
[54-609, added 1957, ch. 143, sec. 9, p. 235; am. 1976, ch. 361, sec. 8, p. 1189; am. 1982, ch. 141, sec. 3, p. 398; am. 1993, ch. 314, sec. 1, p. 1166; am. 1997, ch. 27, sec. 6, p. 47.]