440.08(2)(a)69. 69. Time-share salesperson: December 15 of each even-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)70. 70. Veterinarian: December 15 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)71. 71. Veterinary technician: December 15 of each odd-numbered year.
440.08(2)(a)72. 72. Wholesale distributor of prescription drugs: June 1 of each even-numbered year.
440.08(2)(b) (b) The renewal fee for an apprentice, journeyman, student or temporary credential is $10. The renewal dates specified in par. (a) do not apply to apprentice, journeyman, student or temporary credentials.
440.08(2)(c) (c) Except as provided in sub. (3), renewal applications shall include the applicable renewal fee as determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a) or as specified in par. (b).
440.08(2)(d) (d) If an applicant for credential renewal requests that the department process an application on an expedited basis, the applicant shall pay a service fee that is equal to the department's best estimate of the cost of processing the application on an expedited basis, including the cost of providing counter or other special handling services.
440.08(3) (3)Late renewal.
440.08(3)(a)(a) Except as provided in rules promulgated under par. (b), if the department does not receive an application to renew a credential before its renewal date, the holder of the credential may restore the credential by payment of the applicable renewal fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a) and by payment of a late renewal fee of $25.
440.08(3)(b) (b) The department or the interested examining board or affiliated credentialing board, as appropriate, may promulgate rules requiring the holder of a credential who fails to renew the credential within 5 years after its renewal date to complete requirements in order to restore the credential, in addition to the applicable requirements for renewal established under chs. 440 to 480, that the department, examining board or affiliated credentialing board determines are necessary to protect the public health, safety or welfare. The rules may not require the holder to complete educational requirements or pass examinations that are more extensive than the educational or examination requirements that must be completed in order to obtain an initial credential from the department, the examining board or the affiliated credentialing board.
440.08(4) (4)Denial of credential renewal.
440.08(4)(a)(a) Generally. If the department or the interested examining board or affiliated credentialing board, as appropriate, determines that an applicant for renewal has failed to comply with sub. (2) (c) or (3) or with any other applicable requirement for renewal established under chs. 440 to 480 or that the denial of an application for renewal of a credential is necessary to protect the public health, safety or welfare, the department, examining board or affiliated credentialing board may summarily deny the application for renewal by mailing to the holder of the credential a notice of denial that includes a statement of the facts or conduct that warrant the denial and a notice that the holder may, within 30 days after the date on which the notice of denial is mailed, file a written request with the department to have the denial reviewed at a hearing before the department, if the department issued the credential, or before the examining board or affiliated credentialing board that issued the credential.
440.08(4)(b) (b) Applicability. This subsection does not apply to a denial of a credential renewal under s. 440.12 or 440.13 (2) (b).
440.08 History History: 1991 a. 39 ss. 3305, 3313; 1991 a. 78, 160, 167, 269, 278, 315; 1993 a. 3, 16, 102, 105, 107, 443, 463, 465; 1993 a. 490 ss. 228 to 230, 274, 275; 1995 a. 27, 233, 321, 322, 461; 1997 a. 27, 75, 81, 96, 156, 191, 237, 261, 300; 1999 a. 9, 32; 2001 a. 16, 70, 74, 80, 89; 2003 a. 150, 270, 285, 327; 2005 a. 25, 31, 242, 292, 297, 407; 2007 a. 20, 174, 189; 2009 a. 28, 29, 106, 130, 174, 282, 355, 360; 2011 a. 160, 190, 258; 2013 a. 20, 240, 244, 358; s. 35.17 correction in (3) (b).
440.09 440.09 Reciprocal credentials for the spouses of service members.
440.09(1)(1) In this section, "service member" means a member of the U.S. armed forces, a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces, or the national guard of any state.
440.09(2) (2) The department and each credentialing board shall grant a reciprocal credential to an individual who the department or credentialing board determines meets all of the following requirements:
440.09(2)(a) (a) The individual applies for a reciprocal credential under this section on a form prescribed by the department or credentialing board.
440.09(2)(b) (b) The individual is the spouse of a service member, and the spouse and service member temporarily reside in this state as a result of the service member's service in the U.S. armed forces, a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces, or the national guard of any state.
440.09(2)(c) (c) The individual holds a license, certification, registration, or permit that was granted by a governmental authority in a jurisdiction outside this state that qualifies the individual to perform the acts authorized under the appropriate credential granted by the department or credentialing board.
440.09(2)(d) (d) The individual pays the fee specified under s. 440.05 (2).
440.09(2)(e) (e) The individual meets any other requirements established by the department or credentialing board by rule.
440.09(3) (3) A reciprocal credential granted under this section expires 180 days after the date the department or credentialing board issues the reciprocal credential unless, upon application by the holder of the reciprocal credential, the department or credentialing board extends the reciprocal credential.
440.09 History History: 2011 a. 210.
440.11 440.11 Change of name or address.
440.11(1) (1) An applicant for or recipient of a credential who changes his or her name or moves from the last address provided to the department shall notify the department of his or her new name or address within 30 days of the change in writing or in accordance with other notification procedures approved by the department.
440.11(2) (2) The department or any examining board, affiliated credentialing board or board in the department may serve any process, notice or demand on the holder of any credential by mailing it to the last-known address of the holder as indicated in the records of the department, examining board, affiliated credentialing board or board.
440.11(3) (3) Any person who fails to comply with sub. (1) shall be subject to a forfeiture of $50.
440.11 History History: 1987 a. 27; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 107; 1997 a. 27.
440.12 440.12 Credential denial, nonrenewal and revocation based on tax or unemployment insurance contribution delinquency. Notwithstanding any other provision of chs. 440 to 480 relating to issuance or renewal of a credential, the department shall deny an application for an initial credential or credential renewal or revoke a credential if any of the following applies:
440.12(1) (1) The department of revenue certifies under s. 73.0301 that the applicant or credential holder is liable for delinquent taxes.
440.12(2) (2) The department of workforce development certifies under s. 108.227 that the applicant or credential holder is liable for delinquent unemployment insurance contributions.
440.12 History History: 1997 a. 237; 2013 a. 36.
440.12 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 9, Wis. adm. code.
440.121 440.121 Credential denial, nonrenewal, and revocation based on incompetency. Notwithstanding any other provision of chs. 440 to 480 relating to issuance or renewal of a credential, the department shall deny an application for an initial credential or credential renewal or revoke a credential issued to an individual for whom the department receives a record of a declaration under s. 54.25 (2) (c) 1. d. stating that the individual is incompetent to apply for a credential under chs. 440 to 480.
440.121 History History: 2005 a. 387.
440.13 440.13 Delinquency in support payments; failure to comply with subpoena or warrant.
440.13(1) (1) In this section:
440.13(1)(b) (b) "Memorandum of understanding" means a memorandum of understanding entered into by the department of safety and professional services and the department of children and families under s. 49.857.
440.13(1)(c) (c) "Support" has the meaning given in s. 49.857 (1) (g).
440.13(2) (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of chs. 440 to 480 relating to issuance of an initial credential or credential renewal, as provided in the memorandum of understanding:
440.13(2)(a) (a) With respect to a credential granted by the department, the department shall restrict, limit, or suspend a credential or deny an application for an initial credential if the credential holder or applicant is delinquent in paying support or fails to comply, after appropriate notice, with a subpoena or warrant issued by the department of children and families or a county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and related to support or paternity proceedings.
440.13(2)(b) (b) With respect to credential renewal, the department shall deny an application for renewal if the applicant is delinquent in paying support or fails to comply, after appropriate notice, with a subpoena or warrant issued by the department of children and families or a county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and related to support or paternity proceedings.
440.13(2)(c) (c) With respect to a credential granted by a credentialing board, a credentialing board shall restrict, limit or suspend a credential held by a person or deny an application for an initial credential or for reinstatement of an inactive license under s. 452.12 (6) (e) when directed to do so by the department.
440.13 History History: 1997 a. 191, 237; 2007 a. 20; 2011 a. 32.
440.14 440.14 Nondisclosure of certain personal information.
440.14(1)(1) In this section:
440.14(1)(a) (a) "List" means information compiled or maintained by the department or a credentialing board that contains the personal identifiers of 10 or more individuals.
440.14(1)(b) (b) "Personal identifier" means a social security number, telephone number, street name and number, electronic mail address, or post-office box number.
440.14(2) (2) If a form that the department or a credentialing board requires an individual to complete in order to apply for a credential or credential renewal or to obtain a product or service from the department or the credentialing board requires the individual to provide any of the individual's personal identifiers, the form shall include a place for the individual to declare that the individual's personal identifiers obtained by the department or the credentialing board from the information on the form may not be disclosed on any list that the department or the credentialing board furnishes to another person.
440.14(3) (3) If the department or a credentialing board requires an individual to provide, by telephone or other electronic means, any of the individual's personal identifiers in order to apply for a credential or credential renewal or to obtain a product or service from the department or a credentialing board, the department or the credentialing board shall ask the individual at the time that the individual provides the information if the individual wants to declare that the individual's personal identifiers obtained by telephone or other electronic means may not be disclosed on any list that the department or the credentialing board furnishes to another person.
440.14(4) (4) The department or a credentialing board shall provide to an individual upon request a form that includes a place for the individual to declare that the individual's personal identifiers obtained by the department or credentialing board may not be disclosed on any list that the department or credentialing board furnishes to another person.
440.14(5) (5)
440.14(5)(a)(a) The department or a credentialing board may not disclose on any list that it furnishes to another person a personal identifier of any individual who has made a declaration under sub. (2), (3) or (4).
440.14(5)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a list that the department or a credentialing board furnishes to another state agency, a law enforcement agency or a federal governmental agency. In addition, par. (a) does not apply to a list that the department or the board of nursing furnishes to the coordinated licensure information system under s. 441.50 (7). A state agency that receives a list from the department or a credentialing board containing a personal identifier of any individual who has made a declaration under sub. (2), (3) or (4) may not disclose the personal identifier to any person other than a state agency, a law enforcement agency or a federal governmental agency.
440.14 History History: 1999 a. 88; 2001 a. 66; 2009 a. 388.
440.15 440.15 No fingerprinting. Except as provided under s. 440.03 (13) (c), the department or a credentialing board may not require that an applicant for a credential or a credential holder be fingerprinted or submit fingerprints in connection with the department's or the credentialing board's credentialing.
440.15 History History: 2011 a. 255.
440.19 440.19 Voluntary surrender of license, permit, or certificate. A person who holds a license, permit, or certificate of certification or registration issued under chs. 440 to 480 may voluntarily surrender that license, permit, or certificate of certification or registration. The department, examining board, affiliated credentialing board, or board of the department that issued the license, permit, or certificate of certification or registration may refuse to accept that surrender if a complaint has been filed or disciplinary proceeding has been commenced against the person under s. 440.20.
440.19 History History: 2011 a. 146.
440.20 440.20 Disciplinary proceedings.
440.20(1) (1) Any person may file a complaint before the department or any examining board, affiliated credentialing board or board in the department and request the department, examining board, affiliated credentialing board or board to commence disciplinary proceedings against any holder of a credential.
440.20(3) (3) The burden of proof in disciplinary proceedings before the department or any examining board, affiliated credentialing board or board in the department is a preponderance of the evidence.
440.20(4) (4) In addition to any grounds for discipline specified in chs. 440 to 480, the department or appropriate examining board, affiliated credentialing board or board in the department may reprimand the holder of a credential or deny, limit, suspend or revoke the credential of any person who intentionally violates s. 252.14 (2) or intentionally discloses the results of a blood test in violation of s. 252.15 (3m) (b) or (f) or (5m).
440.20(5) (5) In addition to any grounds for discipline specified in chs. 440 to 480, the department, or the appropriate credentialing board or other board in the department, may reprimand a credential holder, or may deny, limit, suspend, or revoke a credential, if the credential holder fails to respond, to the satisfaction of the department, credentialing board, or other board in the department, within 30 days to a request for information from the department, credentialing board, or other board in the department in connection with an investigation of alleged misconduct of the credential holder.
440.20 Annotation The constitutionality of sub. (3) is upheld. Gandhi v. Medical Examining Board, 168 Wis. 2d 299, 483 N.W.2d 295 (Ct. App. 1992).
440.20 Annotation A hearing is not required for a complaint filed under this section. 68 Atty. Gen. 30.
440.20 Annotation The "preponderance of the evidence" burden of proof under sub. (3) does not violate the due process rights of a licensee. 75 Atty. Gen. 76.
440.205 440.205 Administrative warnings. If the department or a board, examining board or affiliated credentialing board in the department determines during an investigation that there is evidence of misconduct by a credential holder, the department, board, examining board or affiliated credentialing board may close the investigation by issuing an administrative warning to the credential holder. The department or a board, examining board or affiliated credentialing board may issue an administrative warning under this section only if the department or board, examining board or affiliated credentialing board determines that no further action is warranted because the complaint involves a first occurrence of a minor violation and the issuance of an administrative warning adequately protects the public by putting the credential holder on notice that any subsequent violation may result in disciplinary action. If an administrative warning is issued, the credential holder may obtain a review of the administrative warning through a personal appearance before the department, board, examining board or affiliated credentialing board that issued the administrative warning. Administrative warnings do not constitute an adjudication of guilt or the imposition of discipline and may not be used as evidence that the credential holder is guilty of the alleged misconduct. However, if a subsequent allegation of misconduct by the credential holder is received by the department or a board, examining board or affiliated credentialing board in the department, the matter relating to the issuance of the administrative warning may be reopened and disciplinary proceedings may be commenced on the matter, or the administrative warning may be used in any subsequent disciplinary proceeding as evidence that the credential holder had actual knowledge that the misconduct that was the basis for the administrative warning was contrary to law. The record that an administrative warning was issued shall be a public record. The contents of the administrative warning shall be private and confidential. The department shall promulgate rules establishing uniform procedures for the issuance and use of administrative warnings.
440.205 History History: 1997 a. 139.
440.205 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 8, Wis. adm. code.
440.21 440.21 Enforcement of laws requiring credential.
440.21(1)(1) The department may conduct investigations, hold hearings and make findings as to whether a person has engaged in a practice or used a title without a credential required under chs. 440 to 480.
440.21(2) (2) If, after holding a public hearing, the department determines that a person has engaged in a practice or used a title without a credential required under chs. 440 to 480, the department may issue a special order enjoining the person from the continuation of the practice or use of the title.
440.21(3) (3) In lieu of holding a public hearing, if the department has reason to believe that a person has engaged in a practice or used a title without a credential required under chs. 440 to 480, the department may petition the circuit court for a temporary restraining order or an injunction as provided in ch. 813.
440.21(4) (4)
440.21(4)(a)(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of chs. 440 to 480 relating to fines, forfeitures, or imprisonment, any person who violates a special order issued under sub. (2) may be required to forfeit not more than $10,000 for each offense. Each day of continued violation constitutes a separate offense. The attorney general or any district attorney may commence an action in the name of the state to recover a forfeiture under this paragraph.
440.21(4)(b) (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of chs. 440 to 480 relating to fines, forfeitures, or imprisonment, any person who violates a temporary restraining order or an injunction issued by a court upon a petition under sub. (3) may be fined not less than $25 nor more than $5,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year in the county jail or both.
440.21 History History: 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 102; 2011 a. 146.
440.21 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 3, Wis. adm. code.
440.22 440.22 Assessment of costs.
440.22(1)(1) In this section, "costs of the proceeding" means the compensation and reasonable expenses of hearing examiners and of prosecuting attorneys for the department, examining board or affiliated credentialing board, a reasonable disbursement for the service of process or other papers, amounts actually paid out for certified copies of records in any public office, postage, telephoning, adverse examinations and depositions and copies, expert witness fees, witness fees and expenses, compensation and reasonable expenses of experts and investigators, and compensation and expenses of a reporter for recording and transcribing testimony.
440.22(2) (2) In any disciplinary proceeding against a holder of a credential in which the department or an examining board, affiliated credentialing board or board in the department orders suspension, limitation or revocation of the credential or reprimands the holder, the department, examining board, affiliated credentialing board or board may, in addition to imposing discipline, assess all or part of the costs of the proceeding against the holder. Costs assessed under this subsection are payable to the department. Interest shall accrue on costs assessed under this subsection at a rate of 12% per year beginning on the date that payment of the costs are due as ordered by the department, examining board, affiliated credentialing board or board. Upon the request of the department of safety and professional services, the department of justice may commence an action to recover costs assessed under this subsection and any accrued interest.
440.22(3) (3) In addition to any other discipline imposed, if the department, examining board, affiliated credentialing board or board assesses costs of the proceeding to the holder of the credential under sub. (2), the department, examining board, affiliated credentialing board or board may not restore, renew or otherwise issue any credential to the holder until the holder has made payment to the department under sub. (2) in the full amount assessed, together with any accrued interest.
440.23 440.23 Cancellation of credential; reinstatement.
440.23(1) (1) If the holder of a credential pays a fee required under s. 440.05 (1) or (6), 440.08, 444.03, or 444.11 by check or debit or credit card and the check is not paid by the financial institution upon which the check is drawn or if the demand for payment under the debit or credit card transaction is not paid by the financial institution upon which demand is made, the department may cancel the credential on or after the 60th day after the department receives the notice from the financial institution, subject to sub. (2).
440.23(2) (2) At least 20 days before canceling a credential, the department shall mail a notice to the holder of the credential that informs the holder that the check or demand for payment under the debit or credit card transaction was not paid by the financial institution and that the holder's credential may be canceled on the date determined under sub. (1) unless the holder does all of the following before that date:
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Dec. 13, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Dec. 13, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-13-14)