CHAPTER 446
CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINING BOARD
446.01   Definitions.
446.02   Chiropractic regulated.
446.025   Regulation of chiropractic radiological technicians.
446.026   Regulation of chiropractic technicians.
446.028   Continuing education approval; program sponsors.
446.03   Reprimand; revocation, limitation, or suspension of a license or certificate.
446.04   Unprofessional conduct.
446.05   Procedure for hearings.
446.06   Injunction to enforce this chapter.
446.07   Penalty.
446.08   Informed consent.
Ch. 446 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See definitions in s. 440.01.
446.01 446.01 Definitions. In this chapter:
446.01(1d) (1d)“Adjunctive services" means services that are preparatory or complementary to the practice of chiropractic. “Adjunctive services" includes all of the following:
446.01(1d)(a) (a) The taking and preparation of preliminary patient histories, as defined by the examining board by rule.
446.01(1d)(b) (b) Providing physiotherapy treatment, as defined by the examining board by rule.
446.01(1h) (1h)“Chiropractic radiological technician" means an individual who holds a certificate as a chiropractic radiological technician granted by the examining board.
446.01(1p) (1p)“Chiropractic technician" means an individual who holds a certificate as a chiropractic technician granted by the examining board.
446.01(1t) (1t)“Examining board" means chiropractic examining board.
446.01(1v) (1v)“Health care professional" means an individual who is licensed, registered, or certified by any of the following:
446.01(1v)(a) (a) Board of nursing under ch. 441.
446.01(1v)(b) (b) Dentistry examining board under ch. 447.
446.01(1v)(c) (c) Medical examining board under subch. II of ch. 448.
446.01(1v)(d) (d) Physical therapy examining board under subch. III of ch. 448.
446.01(1v)(e) (e) Podiatry affiliated credentialing board under subch. IV of ch. 448.
446.01(1v)(f) (f) Dietitians affiliated credentialing board under subch. V of ch. 448.
446.01(1v)(g) (g) Athletic trainers affiliated credentialing board under subch. VI of ch. 448.
446.01(1v)(h) (h) Occupational therapists affiliated credentialing board under subch. VII of ch. 448.
446.01(1v)(i) (i) Optometry examining board under ch. 449.
446.01(1v)(j) (j) Pharmacy examining board under ch. 450.
446.01(1v)(k) (k) The department of safety and professional services under ch. 451.
446.01(1v)(L) (L) Psychology examining board under ch. 455.
446.01(1v)(m) (m) Marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, and social work examining board under ch. 457.
446.01(1v)(n) (n) Hearing and speech examining board under subch. II of ch. 459.
446.01(1v)(o) (o) The massage therapy and bodywork therapy affiliated credentialing board under ch. 460.
446.01(2) (2)“Practice of chiropractic" means:
446.01(2)(a) (a) To examine into the fact, condition, or cause of departure from complete health and proper condition of the human; to treat without the use of drugs as defined in s. 450.01 (10) or surgery; to counsel; to advise for the same for the restoration and preservation of health or to undertake, offer, advertise, announce or hold out in any manner to do any of the aforementioned acts, for compensation, direct or indirect or in expectation thereof; and
446.01(2)(b) (b) To employ or apply chiropractic adjustments and the principles or techniques of chiropractic science in the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of any of the conditions described in s. 448.01 (10).
446.01 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. Chir 4.01, Wis. adm. code.
446.01 Annotation A physician, subject to certain limitations, may advise a patient whether or not continued chiropractic care is necessary without engaging in the unauthorized practice of chiropractic. 68 Atty. Gen. 316.
446.01 Annotation Physical therapists and massage therapists are not prohibited from performing the activities that are within their respective scopes of practice, even if those activities extend in some degree into the field of chiropractic science. OAG 1-01.
446.02 446.02 Chiropractic regulated.
446.02(1)(1)Except as provided in sub. (9), no person may engage in the practice of chiropractic or attempt to do so or hold himself or herself out as authorized to do so, unless such person satisfies all of the following:
446.02(1)(a) (a) Is licensed by the examining board.
446.02(1)(b) (b) Submits evidence satisfactory to the examining board that the person meets the requirements of continuing education for license renewal as the examining board may require, which requirements shall include current proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator achieved through instruction provided by an individual, organization, or institution of higher education approved under s. 46.03 (38) to provide such instruction. The person shall include the approval number assigned under sub. (5) (b) to each educational program completed by the person to satisfy the requirements of this paragraph. During the time between initial licensure and commencement of a full 2-year licensure period new licensees shall not be required to meet continuing education requirements. Any person who has not engaged in the practice of chiropractic for 2 years or more, while holding a valid license under this chapter, and desiring to engage in such practice, shall be required by the examining board to complete a continuing education course at a school of chiropractic approved by the examining board or pass a practical examination administered by the examining board or both.
446.02(2) (2)
446.02(2)(a)(a) The examining board shall grant a license to engage in the practice of chiropractic to a qualified person who submits an application for the license to the department on a form provided by the department, accompanied by satisfactory evidence of completion of the educational requirements established in the rules promulgated under par. (b), passes the examinations described under sub. (3) and pays the license fee specified in s. 440.05 (1).
446.02 Note NOTE: Par. (a) is shown as renumbered from par. (a) 1. by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2.
446.02(2)(b) (b) The examining board shall promulgate rules establishing educational requirements for obtaining a license under par. (a). The rules shall require that an application for the license that is received by the department after June 30, 1998, be accompanied by satisfactory evidence that the applicant satisfies all of the following:
446.02(2)(b)1. 1. Has a bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by an accrediting body listed as nationally recognized by the secretary of the federal department of education.
446.02(2)(b)2. 2. Has graduated from a college of chiropractic approved by the examining board.
446.02(2)(b)3. 3. Has current proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator achieved through instruction provided by an individual, organization, or institution of higher education approved under s. 46.03 (38) to provide such instruction.
446.02(2)(b)4. 4. Has successfully completed the examinations required under sub. (3).
446.02(2)(c) (c) The examining board shall issue a certificate to a chiropractor who is licensed under this chapter, who submits satisfactory evidence that the chiropractor has completed 48 hours of postgraduate study in nutrition that is approved by the examining board, and who pays a one-time certification fee of $25, except that no certificate fee is required under this paragraph for an individual who is eligible for the veterans fee waiver program under s. 45.44.
446.02(3) (3)The examining board shall require each applicant for licensure to successfully complete the following examinations:
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 367 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before July 21, 2018. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 21, 2018 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-21-18)