In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. "Board" means the state board of podiatry examiners.
2. "Electrical treatment" means the use of electricity in the diagnosis or treatment of an ailment of the foot or leg by electrodes, lights, rays, vibrators or a machine run by electricity.
3. "Leg" means that part of the lower limb between the knee and the foot.
4. "Letter of concern" means an advisory letter to notify a podiatrist that while there is insufficient evidence to support a disciplinary action the board believes the podiatrist should modify or eliminate certain practices and that continuation of the activities that led to the information being submitted to the board may result in action against the podiatrist's license.
5. "License" means a license to practice podiatry.
6. "Manipulative treatment" means the use of the hand or machinery in treatment of the foot or leg.
7. "Mechanical treatment" means application of a mechanical appliance of whatever material to the foot or leg, or to the shoe or other footgear.
8. "Medical treatment" means the recommendation, prescription or local application of a therapeutic agent for relief of a foot or leg ailment.
9. "Podiatrist" is synonymous with podiatric physician and surgeon and means a person who, within the limitations of this chapter, is registered and licensed to practice podiatry by means of the diagnosis or medical, surgical, mechanical, manipulative or electrical treatment of ailments of the human foot and leg, but does not include amputation of the leg or entire foot or administration of an anesthetic other than local.
10. "Podiatry" is synonymous with chiropody and means the diagnosis or medical, surgical, mechanical, manipulative or electrical treatment of ailments of the human foot and leg, but does not include amputation of the leg or entire foot or administration of an anesthetic other than local.
11. "Surgical treatment" means the use of a cutting instrument to treat an ailment of the foot or leg.