- May perform medical and surgical treatment and diagnosis of ailments of the human foot, ankle, and other related soft tissue structures below the tibial tuberosity that govern the functions of the foot and ankle, not including extra articular osseous injuries above the distal metaphyseal scar.
- May treat and diagnose conditions of the foot and ankle by any medically accepted system or method necessary;
- May perform the amputation of the toes, parts of the foot, or foot in its entirety, indicated as medically necessary;
- May use such preparations, medicines, and drugs as may be necessary for the treatment of such ailments;
- May perform history and physical examinations upon admitting patients to facilities where the podiatrist is recognized with requisite credentials and privileges;
- May function as assistant surgeons in nonpodiatric procedures; and
- Podiatric medical residents working under a temporary permit may fully participate in rotations and assist and perform treatments and diagnosis beyond the foot and ankle, under appropriate supervision within an approved residency program as part of their medical surgical training.
Source, N.D.C.C. 43-05-01