448.565 448.565 Complaints. The examining board shall promulgate rules establishing procedures and requirements for filing complaints against licensees and shall publicize the procedures and requirements.
448.565 History History: 2001 a. 70; 2009 a. 149.
448.567 448.567 Performance audits. The examining board shall promulgate rules that require the examining board on a periodic basis to conduct performance self-audits of its activities under this subchapter.
448.567 History History: 2001 a. 70; 2009 a. 149.
448.57 448.57 Disciplinary proceedings and actions.
448.57(1)(1)Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the examining board may make investigations and conduct hearings to determine whether a violation of this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter has occurred.
448.57(2) (2)Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the examining board may reprimand a licensee or may deny, limit, suspend or revoke a license granted under this subchapter if it finds that the applicant or licensee has done any of the following:
448.57(2)(a) (a) Made a material misstatement in an application for a license or for renewal of a license.
448.57(2)(am) (am) Interfered with an investigation or disciplinary proceeding by using threats, harassment, or intentional misrepresentation of facts.
448.57(2)(b) (b) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, been convicted of an offense the circumstances of which substantially relate to the practice of physical therapy or assisting in the practice of physical therapy.
448.57(2)(bm) (bm) Been adjudicated mentally incompetent by a court.
448.57(2)(c) (c) Advertised in a manner that is false, deceptive or misleading.
448.57(2)(d) (d) Advertised, practiced or attempted to practice under another's name.
448.57(2)(e) (e) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.34, practiced or assisted in the practice of physical therapy while the applicant's or licensee's ability to practice or assist was impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
448.57(2)(f) (f) Engaged in unprofessional or unethical conduct in violation of the code of ethics established in the rules promulgated under s. 448.527.
448.57(2)(fm) (fm) Engaged in sexual misconduct with a patient.
448.57(2)(g) (g) Engaged in conduct while practicing or assisting in the practice of physical therapy which evidences a lack of knowledge or ability to apply professional principles or skills.
448.57(2)(h) (h) Violated this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter.
448.57(3) (3)
448.57(3)(a)(a) A licensee may voluntarily surrender his or her license to the examining board, which may refuse to accept the surrender if the examining board has received allegations of unprofessional conduct against the licensee. The examining board may negotiate stipulations in consideration for accepting the surrender of licenses.
448.57(3)(b) (b) The examining board may restore a license that has been voluntarily surrendered under par. (a) on such terms and conditions as it considers appropriate.
448.57(4) (4)The examining board shall prepare and disseminate to the public an annual report that describes final disciplinary action taken against licensees during the preceding year.
448.57(5) (5)The examining board may report final disciplinary action taken against a licensee to any national database that includes information about disciplinary action taken against health care professionals.
448.57 History History: 1993 a. 107; 2001 a. 70; 2009 a. 149.
448.57 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. PT 7, Wis. adm. code.
448.58 448.58 Injunctive relief. If the examining board has reason to believe that any person is violating this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter, the examining board, the department, 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 this state to enjoin the person from the violation.
448.58 History History: 1993 a. 107; 2009 a. 149.
448.59 448.59 Penalties. Any person who violates this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter may be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months or both.
448.59 History History: 1993 a. 107.
subch. IV of ch. 448 SUBCHAPTER IV
PODIATRY AFFILIATED CREDENTIALING BOARD
Subch. IV of ch. 448 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also Pod, Wis. adm. code.
448.60 448.60 Definitions. In this subchapter:
448.60(1) (1)“Affiliated credentialing board" means the podiatry affiliated credentialing board.
448.60(2) (2)“Licensee" means a person who is licensed under this subchapter.
448.60(3) (3)“Podiatrist" means an individual possessing the degree of doctor of podiatric medicine or doctor of surgical chiropody or equivalent degree as determined by the affiliated credentialing board, and holding a license to practice podiatry or podiatric medicine and surgery granted by the affiliated credentialing board.
448.60(4) (4)“Podiatry" or “podiatric medicine and surgery" means that branch or system of the practice of medicine and surgery that involves treating the sick which is limited to conditions affecting the foot and ankle, but does not include the use of a general anesthetic unless administered by or under the direction of a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery under subch. II.
448.60(5) (5)“Unprofessional conduct" means an act or attempted act of commission or omission, as defined by the affiliated credentialing board by rule under s. 448.695 (1), or an act by a podiatrist in violation of ch. 450 or 961.
448.60 History History: 1997 a. 175 ss. 21, 22, 69; 2005 a. 334; 2009 a. 113; 2013 a. 151 s. 28.
448.61 448.61 License required. Except as provided in ss. 257.03 and 448.62, no person may practice podiatry, designate himself or herself as a podiatrist, use or assume the title “doctor of surgical chiropody", “doctor of podiatry"or “doctor of podiatric medicine", or append to the person's name the words or letters “doctor", “Dr.", “D.S.C.", “D.P.M.", “foot doctor", “ foot specialist" or any other title, letters or designation which represents or may tend to represent the person as a podiatrist unless the person is licensed under this subchapter.
448.61 History History: 1997 a. 175; 2005 a. 96; 2009 a. 42.
448.61 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Pod 1, Wis. adm. code.
448.62 448.62 Applicability. This subchapter does not require a license for any of the following:
448.62(1) (1)A person lawfully practicing within the scope of a license, permit, registration or certification granted by this state or the federal government.
448.62(1m) (1m)An individual who is exempt from licensure as a physician under s. 448.03 (2m).
448.62(2) (2)A person assisting a podiatrist in practice under the direct, on-premises supervision of the podiatrist.
448.62(2m) (2m)An advanced practice nurse who is certified to issue prescription orders under s. 441.16 and who is providing nonsurgical patient services as directed, supervised, and inspected by a podiatrist who has the power to direct, decide, and oversee the implementation of the patient services rendered.
448.62(3) (3)A podiatry student engaged in activities required for his or her education or training.
448.62(4) (4)A podiatrist who is licensed to practice podiatry in another state or country and is providing a consultation or demonstration with a podiatrist who is licensed under this subchapter.
448.62(5) (5)A person performing the gratuitous domestic administration of family remedies.
448.62(6) (6)A person furnishing medical assistance or first aid at the scene of an emergency.
448.62(7) (7)A physician assistant who is acting under the supervision and direction of a podiatrist, subject to s. 448.21 (4).
448.62 History History: 1997 a. 175; 2017 a. 227, 341; s. 35.17 correction in (1m).
448.63 448.63 Licensure of podiatrists.
448.63(1)(1)Subject to sub. (4), the affiliated credentialing board shall grant a license as a podiatrist to a person who does all of the following:
448.63(1)(a) (a) Submits an application for the license to the department on a form provided by the department.
448.63(1)(b) (b) Pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1).
448.63(1)(c) (c) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, submits evidence satisfactory to the affiliated credentialing board that the applicant does not have an arrest or conviction record.
448.63(1)(d) (d) Submits evidence satisfactory to the affiliated credentialing board of all of the following:
448.63(1)(d)1. 1. That the applicant is a graduate of a school of podiatric medicine and surgery approved by the affiliated credentialing board and possesses a diploma from such school conferring the degree of doctor of podiatric medicine, or equivalent degree as determined by the affiliated credentialing board, unless the affiliated credentialing board waives these requirements under sub. (2).
448.63(1)(d)2. 2. That the applicant has completed 2 years of postgraduate training in a program approved by the affiliated credentialing board or one year of postgraduate training in a program approved by the affiliated credentialing board if the one-year postgraduate training was completed by June 1, 2010.
448.63(1)(e) (e) Passes an examination under s. 448.64.
448.63(2) (2)The affiliated credentialing board may waive the requirement under sub. (1) (d) 1. for an applicant who establishes, to the satisfaction of the affiliated credentialing board, all of the following:
448.63(2)(a) (a) That he or she is a graduate of a podiatry school.
448.63(2)(b) (b) That he or she is licensed as a podiatrist by another licensing jurisdiction in the United States.
448.63(2)(c) (c) That the jurisdiction in which he or she is licensed required the licensee to be a graduate of a school approved by the licensing jurisdiction or of a school that the licensing jurisdiction evaluated for education equivalency.
448.63(2)(d) (d) That he or she has actively practiced podiatry, under the license issued by the other licensing jurisdiction in the United States, for at least 3 years immediately preceding the date of his or her application.
448.63(3) (3)The affiliated credentialing board may promulgate rules providing for various classes of temporary licenses to practice podiatry.
448.63(4) (4)The affiliated credentialing board may grant a limited license to an applicant for a license under sub. (1) if the affiliated credentialing board finds that the applicant has not demonstrated adequate education, training or performance on any past examination or in any past practice, and that, based upon considerations of public health and safety, the applicant does not qualify for full licensure under sub. (1).
448.63 History History: 1997 a. 175; 2005 a. 334; 2011 a. 146.
448.63 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Pod 1, Wis. adm. code.
448.64 448.64 Examination.
448.64(1)(1)The affiliated credentialing board shall conduct or arrange for examinations for podiatrist licensure at least semiannually and at times and places determined by the affiliated credentialing board.
448.64(2) (2)Except as provided in sub. (3), examinations shall consist of written or oral tests, or both, requiring an applicant to demonstrate minimum competency in subjects substantially related to the practice of podiatry.
448.64(3) (3)The affiliated credentialing board may not require an applicant to take an oral examination or an examination to test proficiency in the English language for the sole reason that the applicant was educated at a podiatry school that is not in the United States if the applicant establishes, to the satisfaction of the affiliated credentialing board, that he or she satisfies the requirements under s. 448.63 (2).
448.64(4) (4)The affiliated credentialing board may require an applicant who fails to appear for or to complete an examination under this section to reapply for licensure before being admitted to a subsequent examination.
448.64(5) (5)An applicant who fails to pass an examination under this section may request reexamination, and may be reexamined not more than twice at not less than 4-month intervals, and shall pay a reexamination fee for each reexamination. An applicant who fails to pass an examination on the 2nd such reexamination may not be admitted to further examination until the applicant reapplies for licensure and submits evidence that shows, to the satisfaction of the affiliated credentialing board, that he or she has completed additional education or received additional professional training.
448.64 History History: 1997 a. 175.
448.64 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ss. Pod 1.06, 1.07, and 1.11, Wis. adm. code.
448.65 448.65 Issuance of license; expiration and renewal; duplicate license.
448.65(1)(1)The department shall issue a certificate of licensure to each person who is licensed under this subchapter.
448.65(2) (2)The renewal date for a license granted under this subchapter, other than a temporary license granted under rules promulgated under s. 448.63 (3), is specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a). Renewal applications shall be submitted to the department on a form provided by the department and shall be accompanied by all of the following:
448.65(2)(a) (a) The renewal fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a).
448.65(2)(b) (b) Proof of completion of continuing education requirements in s. 448.665.
448.65(3) (3)A licensee whose license is lost, stolen or destroyed may apply to the department for a duplicate license. Duplicate license applications shall be submitted to the department on a form provided by the department and shall be accompanied by the fee specified under s. 440.05 (7) and an affidavit setting out the circumstances of the loss, theft or destruction of the license. Upon receipt of an application under this subsection, the department shall issue a duplicate license bearing on its face the word “duplicate".
448.65 History History: 1997 a. 175; 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 276.
448.65 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Pod 4, Wis. adm. code.
448.655 448.655 Malpractice liability insurance.
448.655(1)(1)A licensed podiatrist shall annually submit to the affiliated credentialing board evidence satisfactory to the affiliated credentialing board that the podiatrist satisfies one of the following:
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on October 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-19)