448.962(2) (2)Require any of the following to be licensed as an occupational therapy assistant:
448.962(2)(a) (a) Any person employed as an occupational therapy assistant by a federal agency, as defined under s. 59.57 (2) (c) 1., if the person provides occupational therapy solely under the direction or control of the federal agency by which he or she is employed.
448.962(2)(b) (b) Any person pursuing a supervised course of study leading to a degree or certificate in occupational therapy assistantship under an approved educational program, if the person is designated by a title which clearly indicates his or her status as a student or trainee.
448.962(2)(c) (c) Any person performing occupational therapy services in this state under a limited permit, as provided under s. 448.963 (4), if at least one of the following applies:
448.962(2)(c)1. 1. The person is licensed or certified as an occupational therapy assistant under the law of another state which has licensure or certification requirements that are determined by the board to be at least as stringent as the requirements of this subchapter.
448.962(2)(c)2. 2. The person meets the requirements for initial certification as a certified occupational therapy assistant, established by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
448.962(2)(d) (d) Any person lawfully practicing within the scope of a license, permit, registration or certification granted by this state or the federal government.
448.962 History History: 1999 a. 180 ss. 25 to 31, 56.
448.962 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. OT 4, Wis. adm. code.
448.963 448.963 Licensure requirements; limited permits.
448.963(1)(1)An applicant for a license granted under this subchapter shall do each of the following:
448.963(1)(a) (a) Submit an application for the license to the department on a form provided by the department.
448.963(1)(b) (b) Pay the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1).
448.963(2) (2)The affiliated credentialing board shall grant a license as an occupational therapist to a person who does all of the following:
448.963(2)(a) (a) Satisfies the requirements under sub. (1).
448.963(2)(b) (b) Submits evidence satisfactory to the affiliated credentialing board that he or she has done any of the following:
448.963(2)(b)1. 1. Successfully completed the academic requirements and supervised internship of an educational program in occupational therapy recognized by the affiliated credentialing board and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
448.963(2)(b)2. 2. Received initial certification as an occupational therapist by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
448.963(2)(b)3. 3. Been initially certified as an occupational therapist by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, if the affiliated credentialing board determines that the requirements for the certification are equivalent to the requirements under subds. 1. and 2.
448.963(2)(c) (c) Passes an examination under s. 448.964.
448.963(3) (3)The affiliated credentialing board shall grant a license as an occupational therapy assistant to a person who does all of the following:
448.963(3)(a) (a) Satisfies the requirements under sub. (1).
448.963(3)(b) (b) Submits evidence satisfactory to the affiliated credentialing board that he or she has done any of the following:
448.963(3)(b)1. 1. Successfully completed the academic requirements and supervised internship of an educational program in occupational therapy recognized by the affiliated credentialing board and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
448.963(3)(b)2. 2. Received initial certification as an occupational therapy assistant by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
448.963(3)(b)3. 3. Been initially certified as an occupational therapy assistant by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, if the affiliated credentialing board determines that the requirements for the certification are equivalent to the requirements under subds. 1. and 2.
448.963(3)(c) (c) Passes an examination under s. 448.964.
448.963(4) (4)The affiliated credentialing board may, upon application, issue a permit for a limited period of time designated by the affiliated credentialing board to any of the following:
448.963(4)(a) (a) A person who presents evidence satisfactory to the affiliated credentialing board of having met the requirements under sub. (2) (b) 1. or 2., to practice occupational therapy in association with an occupational therapist.
448.963(4)(b) (b) A person who presents evidence satisfactory to the affiliated credentialing board of having met the requirements under sub. (3) (b) 1. or 2., to assist in the practice of occupational therapy under the supervision of an occupational therapist.
448.963 History History: 1999 a. 180 ss. 36, 38, 41, 42, 45, 56.
448.963 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. OT 2, Wis. adm. code.
448.964 448.964 Examination.
448.964(1)(1)The affiliated credentialing board shall conduct or arrange for examinations required for occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant licensure under s. 448.963 (2) (c) and (3) (c) at times and places determined by the affiliated credentialing board.
448.964(2) (2)Examinations under sub. (1) may consist of written or oral tests, or both, and shall require applicants to demonstrate each of the following:
448.964(2)(a) (a) Minimum competency in subjects substantially related to the practice of occupational therapy and assisting in the practice of occupational therapy.
448.964(2)(b) (b) Ability to practice occupational therapy or assist in the practice of occupational therapy with reasonable skill and safety.
448.964 History History: 1999 a. 180.
448.964 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. OT 2, Wis. adm. code.
448.965 448.965 Duties and powers of affiliated credentialing board.
448.965(1)(1)The affiliated credentialing board shall promulgate rules that establish each of the following:
448.965(1)(a) (a) Standards for acceptable examination performance by an applicant for licensure as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.
448.965(1)(b) (b) Continuing education requirements for license renewal for an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant under s. 448.967 (2).
448.965(1)(c) (c) Standards of practice for occupational therapy, including a code of ethics and criteria for referral.
448.965(2) (2)The affiliated credentialing board may promulgate rules that define the scope of practice of occupational therapy or the scope of assisting in the practice of occupational therapy.
448.965 History History: 1999 a. 180 s. 51 to 53, 56.
448.965 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also OT, Wis. adm. code.
448.966 448.966 Reciprocal licensure.
448.966(1)(1)Upon application and payment of the fee specified in s. 440.05 (2), the affiliated credentialing board shall grant a license as an occupational therapist to a person who holds a similar certificate or license in another state or territory of the United States if the affiliated credentialing board determines that the requirements for receiving the certificate or license in the other state or territory are substantially equivalent to the requirements under s. 448.963 (2).
448.966(2) (2)Upon application and payment of the fee specified in s. 440.05 (2), the affiliated credentialing board shall grant a license as an occupational therapy assistant to a person who holds a similar certificate or license in another state or territory of the United States if the affiliated credentialing board determines that the requirements for receiving the certificate or license in the other state or territory are substantially equivalent to the requirements under s. 448.963 (3).
448.966 History History: 1999 a. 180.
448.967 448.967 Issuance of license; expiration and renewal.
448.967(1)(1)The department shall issue a certificate of licensure to each person who is licensed under this subchapter.
448.967(2) (2)The renewal dates for licenses granted under this subchapter are specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a). Renewal applications shall be submitted to the department on a form provided by the department and shall include the renewal fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a) and a statement attesting compliance with the continuing education requirements established in rules promulgated under s. 448.965 (1) (b).
448.967 History History: 1999 a. 180; 2007 a. 20.
448.967 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. OT 3, Wis. adm. code.
448.968 448.968 Disciplinary proceedings and actions.
448.968(1)(1)Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the affiliated credentialing board may make investigations and conduct hearings to determine whether a violation of this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter has occurred.
448.968(2) (2)Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the affiliated credentialing board may reprimand a licensee or 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:
448.968(2)(a) (a) Made a material misstatement in an application for a license or for renewal of a license.
448.968(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 occupational therapy or assisting in the practice of occupational therapy.
448.968(2)(c) (c) Advertised in a manner that is false, deceptive or misleading.
448.968(2)(d) (d) Advertised, practiced or attempted to practice under another's name.
448.968(2)(e) (e) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.34, practiced occupational therapy or assisted in the practice of occupational therapy while his or her ability to practice was impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
448.968(2)(f) (f) Engaged in unprofessional or unethical conduct in violation of the code of ethics established in the rules promulgated under s. 448.965 (1) (c).
448.968(2)(g) (g) Engaged in conduct while practicing occupational therapy or assisting in the practice of occupational therapy that evidences a lack of knowledge or ability to apply professional principles or skills.
448.968(2)(h) (h) Violated this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter.
448.968 History History: 1999 a. 180.
448.968 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. OT 5, Wis. adm. code.
448.969 448.969 Injunctive relief. If the affiliated credentialing board has reason to believe that any person is violating this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter, the affiliated credentialing 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.
448.969 History History: 1999 a. 180.
448.970 448.970 Penalties; appeal.
448.970(1)(1)A person who violates any provision of this subchapter may be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months or both.
448.970(2) (2)Any person aggrieved by any action taken under this subchapter by the affiliated credentialing board, its officers or its agents may apply for judicial review as provided in ch. 227, and shall file notice of such appeal with the secretary of the affiliated credentialing board within 30 days. No court of this state may enter an ex parte stay of any action taken by the affiliated credentialing board under this subchapter.
448.970 History History: 1999 a. 180; 2017 a. 364 s. 49.
subch. VIII of ch. 448 SUBCHAPTER VIII
INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT
Effective date note NOTE: Subch. VIII (title) is repealed eff. 12-16-19 by 2015 Wis. Act 116.
448.980 448.980 Interstate medical licensure compact. The following compact is hereby ratified and entered into:
448.980(1) (1)Section 1 — Purpose. In order to strengthen access to health care, and in recognition of the advances in the delivery of health care, the member states of the interstate medical licensure compact have allied in common purpose to develop a comprehensive process that complements the existing licensing and regulatory authority of state medical boards, provides a streamlined process that allows physicians to become licensed in multiple states, thereby enhancing the portability of a medical license and ensuring the safety of patients. The compact creates another pathway for licensure and does not otherwise change a state's existing medical practice act. The compact also adopts the prevailing standard for licensure and affirms that the practice of medicine occurs where the patient is located at the time of the physician-patient encounter, and therefore, requires the physician to be under the jurisdiction of the state medical board where the patient is located. State medical boards that participate in the compact retain the jurisdiction to impose an adverse action against a license to practice medicine in that state issued to a physician through the procedures in the compact.
448.980(2) (2)Section 2 — Definitions. In this compact:
448.980(2)(a) (a) “Bylaws" means those bylaws established by the interstate commission pursuant to sub. (11) for its governance, or for directing and controlling its actions and conduct.
448.980(2)(b) (b) “Commissioner" means the voting representative appointed by each member board pursuant to sub. (11).
448.980(2)(c) (c) “Conviction" means a finding by a court that an individual is guilty of a criminal offense through adjudication, or entry of a plea of guilt or no contest to the charge by the offender. Evidence of an entry of a conviction of a criminal offense by the court shall be considered final for purposes of disciplinary action by a member board.
448.980(2)(d) (d) “Expedited license" means a full and unrestricted medical license granted by a member state to an eligible physician through the process set forth in the compact.
448.980(2)(e) (e) “Interstate commission" means the interstate commission created pursuant to sub. (11).
448.980(2)(f) (f) “License" means authorization by a state for a physician to engage in the practice of medicine, which would be unlawful without the authorization.
448.980(2)(g) (g) “Medical practice act" means laws and regulations governing the practice of allopathic and osteopathic medicine within a member state.
448.980(2)(h) (h) “Member board" means a state agency in a member state that acts in the sovereign interests of the state by protecting the public through licensure, regulation, and education of physicians as directed by the state government.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 7 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on July 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-19)