Date of enactment: July 8, 2021
2021 Senate Bill 329   Date of publication*: July 9, 2021
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: 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."
An Act to repeal 448.95 (5m); and to amend 448.955 (3) (c), 448.956 (1) (a) and 448.956 (4) of the statutes; relating to: the practice of athletic training.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
71,1 Section 1 . 448.95 (5m) of the statutes is repealed.
71,2 Section 2 . 448.955 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
448.955 (3) (c) A statement, signed by the licensee and the licensee's consulting physician, indicating that a current copy of the protocol required under s. 448.956 (1) is on file at the place of employment of the athletic trainer and of the consulting physician.
71,3 Section 3 . 448.956 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
448.956 (1) (a) A licensee may engage in athletic training only in accordance with an evaluation and treatment protocol that is established by the athletic trainer and approved by the consulting physician in accordance with the rules promulgated under s. 448.9525 (2) and recorded on a protocol form prescribed by the affiliated credentialing board under s. 448.9525 (1) (c).
71,4 Section 4. 448.956 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
448.956 (4) If a licensee or the consulting physician of the licensee determines that a patient's medical condition is beyond the scope of practice of the licensee, the licensee shall, in accordance with the protocol established under sub. (1) (a), refer the patient to a health care practitioner who is licensed under ch. 446 or 447 or subch. II, III or IV of ch. 448; or who holds a compact privilege under subch. IX of ch. 448 and who can provide appropriate treatment to the patient.