2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
October 10, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Testin, Kooyenga and Olsen,
cosponsored by Representatives
Rodriguez, Subeck, Brandtjen, Felzkowski,
Horlacher, Kulp, Magnafici, Oldenburg, Vruwink and Wittke. Referred to
Committee on Health and Human Services.
1An Act to repeal
448.04 (1) (i) 2.; and to amend
448.04 (1) (i) 3. and 448.05 (5r) 2
of the statutes; relating to: certificates to practice respiratory care.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill repeals a provision concerning temporary certificates to practice
respiratory care issued by the Medical Examining Board and changes, for purposes
of eligibility for a certificate to practice respiratory care, the names of a required
examination and the accrediting bodies for respiratory care courses of instruction.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
448.04 (1) (i) 2. of the statutes is repealed.
448.04 (1) (i) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
(i) 3. The board may issue a temporary certificate to practice 6
respiratory care to an individual who submits to the board an application, the fee 7
specified in s. 440.05 (1) (a), written verification that the applicant has passed the
8national board for respiratory care's certified respiratory technician examination,
1evidence the applicant has passed the Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination by
2the National Board for Respiratory Care,
evidence satisfactory to the board that the 3
applicant meets the requirements of s. 448.05 (5r), and evidence satisfactory to the 4
board that the applicant is certified to practice respiratory care in another state. The 5
board may not issue a temporary certificate under this subdivision to an individual 6
who has previously been issued a temporary certificate under this subdivision. If an 7
applicant for a temporary certificate under this subdivision has been subjected to 8
professional discipline as a result of the applicant's practice of respiratory care, the 9
applicant shall submit to the board a description of the circumstances of the 10
discipline. A temporary certificate under this subdivision may be issued for a period 11
not to exceed 3 months and may not be renewed.
448.05 (5r) of the statutes is amended to read:
448.05 (5r) Certificate as respiratory care practitioner.
An applicant for a 14
certificate or a temporary certificate to practice respiratory care shall submit 15
evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant is a graduate of a school with 16
a course of instruction in respiratory care approved by the commission on
17accreditation of allied health education programs of the American Medical
18Association Joint Review Committee on Education in Respiratory Care or the
19Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care or the successor organization of
20any of the foregoing