1995 - 1996 LEGISLATURE
February 28, 1995 - Introduced by Representatives R. Young, Underheim, Baldus,
Lazich, Bock, Dobyns, Morris-Tatum, Brandemuehl, Boyle, Hahn, Hanson,
Musser, Notestein, Schneiders, La Fave, Seratti, Ziegelbauer, Urban, Wood,
Turner, Ryba, Plombon, Olsen and Lehman, cosponsored by Senators
Buettner, Rosenzweig, Rude and Huelsman. Referred to Committee on
1An Act to renumber
441.115; to amend
441.115 (title); and to create
(2) of the statutes; relating to: creating an exception to the nursing licensure
3requirements for certain persons.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a person who practices nursing as a registered nurse or
licensed practical nurse must be licensed by the board of nursing (board). In order
to be granted a license by the board, a person must satisfy certain education and
examination requirements. This bill provides that a person who is authorized to
practice nursing under a credential granted by another state, territory, country or
province may provide nursing services in this state to certain persons for not more
than 60 days a year if the board determines that the requirements of the state,
territory, country or province that granted the person's credential are substantially
equivalent to the licensure requirements in this state. A person who is permitted to
provide nursing services under the bill may provide nursing services only to the
following: 1) a patient being transported through or into this state for the purpose
of receiving medical care; or 2) a person who is in this state temporarily, if that person
is a resident of the state, territory, country or province that granted the credential
to the person providing nursing services.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB164, s. 1
441.115 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
(title) Exceptions; temporary practice.
AB164, s. 2
441.115 of the statutes is renumbered 441.115 (1).
AB164, s. 3
441.115 (2) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) In this subsection, "nursing credential" means a license, permit 3
or certificate of registration or certification that is granted to a person by another 4
state or territory or by a foreign country or province and that authorizes or qualifies 5
the person holding the credential to perform acts that are substantially the same as 6
those performed by a person licensed as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse 7
under this chapter.
(b) A person who holds a nursing credential may practice professional or 9
practical nursing in this state, as provided under par. (c), for not more than 60 10
working days each year without holding a license granted by the board under this 11
chapter if the board determines that the requirements for the nursing credential that 12
the person holds are substantially equivalent to the requirements for licensure 13
under this chapter.
(c) A person who is permitted to practice professional or practical nursing 15
under par. (b) may practice professional or practical nursing only for the following 16
1. A person who is being transported through or into this state for the purpose 18
of receiving medical care.
2. A person who is in this state temporarily, if the person is a resident of the 20
state, territory, country or province that granted the nursing credential to the person 21
permitted to practice professional or practical nursing under par. (b).