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Orthotists and Prosthetists
Orthotists and Prosthetists evaluate, measure, design, fabricate, assemble, fit, adjust, or services an orthosis or pro3thesis as prescribed by a licensed physician.

"Orthosis" means a custom-fabricated or custom-fitted brace or support designed to provide for alignment, correction, or prevention of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity, not excluding those of the foot; provided, however, "orthosis" does not include soft goods such as fabric or elastic supports, corsets, arch supports, low-temperature plastic splints, trusses, elastic hose, canes, crutches, soft cervical collars, dental appliances, or essentially equivalent devices commonly sold as over-the-counter items requiring no professional advice or judgment in either size selection or use;

"Orthotics" means the science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing an orthosis under a prescription from a licensed physician for the correction or alleviation of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity;

"Orthotist" means a person who evaluates, measures, designs, fabricates, assembles, fits, adjusts, or services an orthosis as prescribed by a licensed physician for the support or correction of disabilities caused by neuro-musculoskeletal diseases, injuries, or deformities;

"Prosthesis" means an artificial medical device that is not surgically implanted and that is used to replace a missing limb, appendage, or another external human body part including an artificial limb, hand, or foot; provided, however, "prosthesis" does not include artificial eyes, ears, fingers, toes, dental appliances, cosmetic devices such as artificial breasts, eyelashes, or wigs, or other devices that do not have a significant impact on the musculoskeletal functions of the body;

"Prosthetics" means the science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing prostheses under a prescription from a licensed physician;

"Prosthetist" means a person who evaluates, measures, designs, fabricates, fits, or services a prosthesis as prescribed by a licensed physician for the replacement of external parts of the human body lost due to amputation or congenital deformities or absences;

         
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