Except as provided in par. (b)
, if the examining board has reason to believe that a person is violating or has violated this section, the examining board, the attorney general or the district attorney of the proper county may do any of the following:
Inspect the premises on which the person possesses, prescribes, dispenses, labels or administers veterinary drugs.
Inspect pertinent records, equipment, materials, containers or facilities that are relevant to determining whether the person is violating or has violated this section.
Records exempt from inspection.
The examining board, attorney general or district attorney may not inspect a person's financial, pricing, personnel or sales records under this subsection, other than the records described under sub. (3)
History: 1991 a. 306
; 1997 a. 27
In this section, "unprofessional conduct" includes, but is not limited to:
Making any materially false statement or giving any materially false information in connection with an application for a license or for renewal or reinstatement of a license or in making a report to the examining board.
Violating this chapter or ch. 440
or any federal or state statute or rule which substantially relates to the practice of veterinary medicine.
Practicing veterinary medicine while the person's ability to practice is impaired by alcohol or other drugs or physical or mental disability or disease.
Engaging in false, misleading or deceptive advertising.
Making a substantial misrepresentation in the course of practice which is relied upon by a client.
Engaging in conduct in the practice of veterinary medicine which evidences a lack of knowledge or ability to apply professional principles or skills.
Obtaining or attempting to obtain compensation by fraud or deceit.
Violating any order of the examining board.
Subject to subch. II of ch. 111
and the rules adopted under s. 440.03 (1)
, the examining board may, by order, reprimand any person holding a license, certificate or permit under this chapter or deny, revoke, suspend, limit or any combination thereof, the person's license, certificate or permit if the person has:
Been adjudicated mentally incompetent by a court.
Been found guilty of an offense the circumstances of which substantially relate to the practice of veterinary medicine.
In addition to or in lieu of a reprimand or denial, limitation, suspension or revocation of a license, certificate or permit under sub. (2)
, the examining board may assess against the applicant for or the holder of the license, certificate or permit a forfeiture of not more than $5,000 for each violation of s. 453.068
See also ch. VE 7
, Wis. adm. code.
Licensees of other jurisdictions. 453.072(1)
Upon application and payment of the fee specified in s. 440.05 (2)
, the examining board may issue a license to practice veterinary medicine to any person licensed to practice veterinary medicine in another state or territory of the United States or in another country if the applicant is not currently under investigation and has never been disciplined by the licensing authority in the other state, territory or country, has not been found guilty of a crime the circumstances of which are substantially related to the practice of veterinary medicine, is not currently a party in pending litigation in which it is alleged that the applicant is liable for damages for acts committed in the course of practice and has never been found liable for damages for acts committed in the course of practice which evidenced a lack of ability or fitness to practice.
Upon application and payment of the fee specified in s. 440.05 (6)
, the examining board may issue a temporary consulting permit to practice veterinary medicine in this state for up to 60 days per year to any nonresident licensed to practice veterinary medicine in another state or territory of the United States or in another country.
History: 1987 a. 39
Access to health care records.
The owner of any animal patient of a veterinarian, or any other person who submits to the veterinarian a statement of written informed consent signed by the owner, may, upon request to the veterinarian:
Receive a copy of the animal patient's health care records upon payment of reasonable costs.
Have the animal patient's X-rays referred to another veterinarian of the owner's choice upon payment of reasonable costs.
History: 1987 a. 39
If it appears upon complaint to the examining board by any person, or if it is known to the examining board, that any person is practicing veterinary medicine without a license, the examining board, the attorney general or the district attorney of the proper county may investigate and may, in addition to any other remedies, bring an action in the name and on behalf of the state against the person to enjoin the person from such practice.
History: 1987 a. 39