Public Policies

2023 Appeals Policy

ABMSP candidates, diplomates or the public have the right to appeal certain decisions concerning candidate Eligibility, Examination Challenges, diplomate Recertification, and Annual Dues.

In the event of an appeal or complaint, the complainant is obligated to notify the ABMSP in writing within the  designated time period providing adequate details and contact information for the applicable incident.  Complainants are obligated to adhere to the procedures described in the 2023 Appeals Policy for all complaints or diplomates. The ABMSP reserves the right to update or modify these procedures at will.

Download and review the complete 2023 Appeals Policy for detailed specifications for appeals or complaints.

2023 Code of Professional Practice and Guidelines for Advertising

Code of Professional Practice
Maintenance of Board certification for any designated specialty requires adherence to a Code of Professional Practice. Individuals who fail to meet these requirements may be suspended or have their certification revoked. The Board does not guarantee the job performance of any individual.

Guidelines for Advertising
It is essential that Board Certified podiatrists make only accurate communications to the public. They must not convey testimonials which are false, untrue, deceptive, or misleading. Relevant information must be included if its omission would render the communication deceptive.