PUBLIC NOTIFICATION POLICY

 

COLLEGE POLICY

Unauthorized or unlawful practice of podiatry exists when a person who is not a registrant of the College purports to be a podiatrist or entitled to deliver podiatric services, or actually delivers such services. This illegal practice is a risk to the public’s personal safety.

In cases where the College has reason to conclude that extensive disclosure is necessary or prudent in order to best ensure public protection, public notification will be made of the identity and location of the purveyor and the nature of the activity.

This will include cases where the illegal activity has ceased but the public must be alerted to a risk that unknowing clients of the unauthorized have been exposed to possible infection or other harm.

In cases where the College believes that more extensive disclosure is necessary or prudent in order to best ensure public protection, public notification will be made of the identity and location of the purveyor and the nature of the activity.

In other cases where the College has obtained full cooperation from a purveyor who has ceased the unlawful activity, and do not present an ongoing risk to the public, the College will not publish the name of the individual and/or business.