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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Minutes, 1923-1939, 1982-1997, 1999-2000, 2006-2007,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners:

An Inventory of Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Minutes at the Texas State Archives, 1923-1939, 1982-1997, 1999-2000, 2006-2007



Overview

Creator: Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners
Title: Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners minutes
Dates: 1923-1939, 1982-1997, 1999-2000, 2006-2007
Abstract: The Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners conducts exams in podiatric medicine, issues and renews licenses, revokes licenses for due cause, prosecutes persons who violate the act, collects license and renewal fees, and adopts rules and regulations governing the practice of podiatric medicine. All of these functions are documented by these records, which comprise the minutes of the board, dating 1923-1939 (for the Board of Chiropody Examiners) and 1982-1997, 1999-2000, and 2006-2007 (for the Board of Podiatric Examiners/Podiatric Medical Examiners).
Quantity: 0.75 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

In 1923 the 38th Texas Legislature passed the "Act to Define and Regulate the Practice of Chiropody" (House Bill 487). Under the terms of this law a five-member Texas State Board of Chiropody Examiners was created to administer the examinations and license those seeking to practice chiropody in Texas. Membership of the Board consisted of three members of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and two chiropodists appointed by the Board of Medical Examiners. The secretary of the Board of Medical Examiners served as the Chiropody Board's secretary. The Chiropody Practice Act, as amended in 1951, defined a chiropodist as "anyone who treats or offers to treat any disease, physical injury or deformity or ailment of the human foot by any system or method."

In 1939 (House Bill 195, 46th Legislature, Regular Session) the board was made a separate, independent state agency, the Texas State Board of Chiropody Examiners, composed of six reputable practicing chiropodists residing in Texas who had been in practice for at least five years, and who could not be faculty members of a chiropody or medical college, or have financial interests in such an institution.

In 1967 the name was changed to Texas State Board of Podiatry Examiners (Senate Bill 80, 60th Legislature, Regular Session), and in 1995 to Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (Senate Bill 673, 74th Legislature, Regular Session). As of 1981 (House Bill 866, 67th Legislature, Regular Session), the Board has been composed of six podiatric physicians and three consumer members, each appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate for overlapping six-year terms. The board conducts exams in podiatric medicine, issues and renews licenses, revokes licenses for due cause, prosecutes persons who violate the act, collects license and renewal fees, adopts rules and regulations governing the practice of podiatric medicine, and registers podiatric medical personnel who administer X-rays.

(Sources include the Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th edition (2001); the enabling legislation (1939, 1967, 1981, and 1995); and the agency website, at http://www.foot.state.tx.us/index.htm (accessed April 2, 2008).)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners conducts exams in podiatric medicine, issues and renews licenses, revokes licenses for due cause, prosecutes persons who violate the act, collects license and renewal fees, and adopts rules and regulations governing the practice of podiatric medicine. All of these functions are documented by these records, which comprise the minutes of the board, dating 1923-1939 (for the Board of Chiropody Examiners) and 1982-1997, 1999-2000, and 2006-2007 (for the Board of Podiatric Examiners/Podiatric Medical Examiners).

The minutes record, in fairly summary fashion, the actions of the board at each of its meetings, including the following: inspection and acceptance or rejection of credentials of applicants; reports from the president, the vice-president, and the executive director, concerning the status of complaints and investigations, the enforcement of rules, proposed legislation, pending litigation, and other matters; reports from the treasurer; the proposal, amendment, and acceptance of rules (usually accompanied by the text of those rules); the administering of the examination (including the grades on the Chiropodists exams); and the granting of licenses to practice podiatry in Texas.

The following sizable gaps exist in the holdings of the Texas State Archives: 1940-1967 (for the Texas State Board of Chiropody Examiners); 1967-1981 (for the Texas State Board of Podiatric Examiners); and 1998 thru February 1999, November 2000 thru October 2005, and February 2007 (for the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners).

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged by the creating agency chronologically. The minutes of the Texas State Board of Chiropody Examiners were originally bound by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners (and interfiled chronologically) with Texas State Board of Medical Examiners minute books, but they have been separated and individually foldered by State Archives staff. When the other side of the page contained Medical Examiners minutes, the Board of Chiropody Examiners minutes were photocopied and the original remained with Medical Examiners minutes.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas State Board of Chiropody Examiners.
Texas State Board of Podiatry Examiners.
Subjects:
Podiatrists--Texas--State supervision.
Podiatrists--Licenses--Texas.
Medical personnel--Licenses--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Podiatrists--Texas--State supervision--1923-1939, 1982-1997, 1999-2000, 2006-2007.
Functions:
Licensing.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
None.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners minutes. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1981/207, 2005/056, 2006/389, 2007/101, 2007/141, 2008/114

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners on August 14, 1981; by the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners on August 7, 2006; February 27, 2007; and April 2, 2008; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on November 3, 2004; and March 20, 2007.

Processing Information

Tony Black, April 2004, June 2005, April 2008

Other Formats for the Records

The Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners has mounted some of its minutes on the agency web site ( http://www.foot.state.tx.us/info.minutes.htm). As of April 2008, this included August 2004-July 2005.

Location of Originals

When the other side of the page in the minute books contained Texas State Board of Medical Examiners minutes, the Texas State Board of Chiropody Examiners minutes were photocopied and the original remained with Medical Examiners minutes.

The Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners maintains the record copies of their minutes.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Minutes, 1923-1939, 1982-1997, 1999-2000, 2006-2007,
0.75 cubic ft.

Box
1981/207-2 Texas State Board of Chiropody Examiners, 1923-1939
June 20, 1923
(Book 1: pp. 339-340)
August 21, 1923
(p. 350)
November 21, 1923
(p. 361)
June 18, 1924
(p. 376)
November 19, 1924
(p. 387)
February 24, 1925
(p. 393)
June 24, 1925
(p. 405)
November 18, 1925
(p. 423)
June 17, 1926
(p. 437)
November 18, 1926
(p. 447)
June 22, 1927
(p. 463)
November 16, 1927 and July 13, 1928
(pp. 475-476)
November 21, 1928
(p. 488.5)
June 19, 1929
(p. 501)
November 20, 1929
(p. 513)
July 29, 1930
(p. 530)
November 19, 1930
(pp. 543-544)
June 24-25, 1931
(pp. 569-570)
June 1932
(p. 604)
June 21, 1933
(Book 2: pp. 13-14)
November 22, 1933
(p. 30)
June 22 and September 22, 1934
(pp. 77-78)
June 24 and August 1, 1936
(pp. 161-162)
November 11, 1936
(p. 184)
January 23, 1937
(p. 185)
November 9 and December 10, 1937
(pp. 237-238)
June 21-22, 1938
(p. 257)
July 31, 1938
(pp. 262-263)
June 20 and July 30, 1939
(pp. 320-321)
(Note: missing minutes for all subsequent meetings of the Texas State Board of Chiropody Examiners, 1940 (?)-1967)
Box
2005/056 Texas State Board of Podiatry Examiners, 1982-1995
January 1982
(Note: missing minutes for all preceeding meetings of the Texas State Board of Podiatric Examiners, 1967-1981)
June 1982
January 1983
June 1983
January 1984
June 1984
January 1985
May 1985
June 1985
January 1986
June 1986
August 1986
January 1987
June 1987
January 1988
June 1988
January 1989
June 1989
September 1989
January 1990
June 1990
January 1991
June 1991
September 1991
November 1991
January 1992
March 1992
August 1992
February 1993
June 1993
August 1993
December 1993
March 1994
April 1994
August 1994
October 1994
March 1995
August 1995
Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, 1995-2007
March 1996
May 1996
October 1996
January 1997
April 1997
August 1997
November 1997
(Note: missing minutes for meetings dating 1998 thru February 1999)
Box
2006/389 August 1999
February 2000
August 2000
(Note: missing minutes for meetings dating November 2000 thru October 2005)
February 2006
July 2006
July 2007
(Note: missing minutes for meeting dating February 2007)
September 2007

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