(a) To be eligible for a Podiatric Medical Assistant permit to perform podiatric radiographs, the applicant must:
(1) Be of good moral character;
(2) Have a high school diploma or its equivalent;
(3) Pass a written examination for certification from the American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants (ASPMA);
(4) Maintain an active certification in the American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants (ASPMA) and meet all requirements of that organization including the continuing education requirements;
(5) Not have been convicted of a felony under the laws of any state or the United States within five years preceding the date of application for licensure, which conviction remains unreversed; and
(6) Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony under the laws of any state or the United States at any time if the offense for which the applicant was convicted related to the practice of Radiologic Technology, which conviction remains unreversed.
(b) A person seeking a Podiatric Medical Assistant permit shall submit an application on a form prescribed by the board and pay the permit fee, which fee shall be returned to the applicant if the permit application is denied.
Upon application for renewal, the permittee shall submit documentation of an active certification in ASPMA and payment of a renewal fee.
(c) A Podiatric Medical Assistant permit issued by the board prior to the first day of July, two thousand seven, shall for all purposes be considered a permit issued under this article: Provided, That a person holding a Podiatric Medical Assistant permit issued prior to the first day of July, two thousand seven, must renew the permit pursuant to the provisions of this article.