Date of enactment: March 22, 1996
1995 Assembly Bill 325 Date of publication*: April 5, 1996
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1993-94: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
1995 WISCONSIN ACT 167
An Act to renumber and amend 655.005 (2); to amend 180.1901 (1m) (b) and 448.08 (4); and to create 180.1901 (1m) (am), 180.1901 (1m) (bg), 180.1901 (1m) (br), 180.1901 (1m) (g) and 655.005 (2) (b) of the statutes; relating to: health care professional service corporations.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
167,1 Section 1. 180.1901 (1m) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
180.1901 (1m) (am) Chiropractic examining board under ch. 446.
167,2 Section 2. 180.1901 (1m) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
180.1901 (1m) (b) Medical examining board under subch. II of ch. 448.
167,3 Section 3. 180.1901 (1m) (bg) of the statutes is created to read:
180.1901 (1m) (bg) Physical therapists affiliated credentialing board under subch. III of ch. 448.
167,4 Section 4. 180.1901 (1m) (br) of the statutes is created to read:
180.1901 (1m) (br) Dietitians affiliated credentialing board under subch. IV of ch. 448. This paragraph does not apply after June 30, 1999.
167,5 Section 5. 180.1901 (1m) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
180.1901 (1m) (g) Hearing and speech examining board under subch. II of ch. 459.
167,6 Section 6. 448.08 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
448.08 (4) Professional partnerships and corporations permitted. Notwithstanding any other provision in this section, it is lawful for 2 or more physicians or 2 or more podiatrists, who have entered into a bona fide partnership for the practice of medicine or podiatry, to render a single bill for such services in the name of such partnership; and it also is lawful for a service corporation to render a single bill for services in the name of the corporation; provided that each individual physician or podiatrist that renders billed services and each individual licensed, registered or certified under subch. III or IV of this chapter or ch. 446, 449, 450, 455 or, 457 or 459 that renders billed services is individually identified as having rendered such services.
167,7 Section 7. 655.005 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 655.005 (2) (intro.) and amended to read:
655.005 (2) (intro.) The fund shall provide coverage, under s. 655.27, for claims against the health care provider or the employe of the health care provider due to the acts or omissions of the employe acting within the scope of his or her employment and providing health care services. This subsection does not apply to an employe any of the following:
(a) An employe of a health care provider if the employe is a physician or a nurse anesthetist or is a health care practitioner who is not providing health care services under the direction and supervision of a physician or nurse anesthetist.
167,8 Section 8. 655.005 (2) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
655.005 (2) (b) A service corporation organized under s. 180.1903 by health care professionals, as defined under s. 180.1901 (1m), if the board of governors determines that it is not the primary purpose of the service corporation to provide the medical services of physicians or nurse anesthetists. The board of governors may not determine under this paragraph that it is not the primary purpose of a service corporation to provide the medical services of physicians or nurse anesthetists unless more than 50% of the shareholders of the service corporation are neither physicians nor nurse anesthetists.
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