2021 - 2022 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO SENATE BILL 115
January 14, 2022 - Offered by Representative Moses.
1An Act to renumber and amend
446.02 (2) (c) and 446.028; to amend
(intro.) and 446.02 (6m); and to create
446.02 (2) (c) 2., 446.028 (1) (a) 5. and 3
446.028 (3) of the statutes; relating to: sponsors of chiropractic continuing
4education programs and nutritional counseling education programs and
5repealing and modifying administrative rules related to sponsors of nutritional
6counseling education programs.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill allows member-based state or national chiropractic organizations to
be program sponsors of continuing education for chiropractors, chiropractic
radiological technicians, and chiropractic technicians. Specifically, those
chiropractic organizations may sponsor continuing education programs if they 1) are
an entity exempt from federal income taxes, 2) have existed as an entity exempt from
federal taxes for at least five years, 3) have a purpose that is not solely providing
continuing education programs, and 4) engage in measurable advocacy efforts to
promote the chiropractic profession. Current law generally requires chiropractors,
chiropractic radiological technicians, and chiropractic technicians to complete
continuing education every two years to renew their licenses or certificates.
The bill also requires the Chiropractic Examining Board to approve, for
purposes of providing the education needed to obtain a chiropractor nutritional
counseling certificate, a postgraduate nutrition program provided by an
organization that is eligible to provide continuing education for chiropractors, if the
postgraduate nutrition program satisfies all of the requirements established by the
board. Under current law, the board has authority to approve the postgraduate
nutrition programs that chiropractors must complete to obtain a nutritional
Also, under the bill, providers of continuing education may not delegate the
tasks of monitoring or recording attendance, providing evidence of attendance,
verifying required course content, or providing information on instructors for
continuing education programs. The bill also requires that a program sponsor for
continuing education for chiropractic radiological technicians or chiropractic
technicians must submit its program to the board for approval. In addition, sponsors
of approved continuing education programs must notify the board of any information
or change to information related to satisfying continuing education or program
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
440.05 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
2440.05 Standard fees.
(intro.) Subject to s. 440.052, the following standard 3
fees apply to all initial credentials, except as provided in ss. 440.51, 444.03, 444.11, 4
446.02 (2) (c) 1.
, 447.04 (2) (c) 2., 448.07 (2), 449.17 (1m) (d), and 449.18 (2) (d):
446.02 (2) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 446.02 (2) (c) 1. and 6
amended to read:
(c) 1. The examining board shall issue a certificate to a chiropractor 8
who is licensed under this chapter, who submits satisfactory evidence that the 9
chiropractor has completed 48 hours of postgraduate study in nutrition that is 10
approved by the examining board, and who pays a one-time certification certificate 11
fee of $25, except that no certificate fee is required under this
paragraph subdivision 12
for an individual who is eligible for the veterans fee waiver program under s. 45.44.
446.02 (2) (c) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
(c) 2. The examining board shall approve under subd. 1. a program 2
of postgraduate study in nutrition provided by a program sponsor, as defined in s. 3
446.028 (1), if the program of postgraduate study in nutrition satisfies all of the 4
requirements established by the examining board by rule for such a program.
446.02 (6m) of the statutes is amended to read:
No chiropractor may provide counsel, direction, guidance, advice, 7
or a recommendation to a patient regarding the health effects of vitamins, herbs, or 8
nutritional supplements unless the chiropractor has been issued a certificate under 9
sub. (2) (c) 1
. This subsection does not apply to a chiropractor licensed under this 10
chapter who is certified as a dietician under subch. V of ch. 448.
446.028 of the statutes is renumbered 446.028 (2) and amended to 12
Each program sponsor of a continuing education program required 14
to be completed by a chiropractor as a condition of license renewal
, or by a
15chiropractic radiological technician or a chiropractic technician as a condition of
shall submit the program to the examining board for approval. 17A sponsor of a continuing education program approved by the examining board shall
18notify the examining board of any information or change to information related to
19satisfying the requirements under this section.
In this section, “program:
sponsor" means any of
Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, the.
International Chiropractors Association
college of chiropractic approved by the examining board, and a.
college of medicine or osteopathy accredited by an accrediting body listed 2
as nationally recognized by the secretary of the federal department of education.
“Program sponsor" does not include an individual, organization, or 4
institution of higher education approved under s. 46.03 (38) to provide instruction 5
in the use of an automated external defibrillator.
446.028 (1) (a) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 5. A member-based state or national chiropractic organization 8
that satisfies all of the following:
a. The organization is an entity that is described in section 501
(c) of the 10
Internal Revenue Code and that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501 11
(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and has existed as an entity that is described in 12
(c) of the Internal Revenue Code for at least 5 years.
b. The purpose of the organization is not solely providing continuing education 14
c. The organization engages in measurable advocacy efforts to promote the 16
446.028 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
No program sponsor may delegate the tasks of monitoring or 19
recording attendance, providing evidence of attendance, verifying required course 20
content, or providing information on instructors for a continuing education program. 21
A person who intentionally violates this subsection may be punished as provided in 22
Chir 12.03 (1) (a) of the administrative code is repealed.
Chir 12.03 (2) (a) 2. of the administrative code is amended to read:
Chir 12.03 (2) (a) 2. Identify the name and address of the program sponsor and
2describe how the program sponsor qualifies under s. Chir 12.03 (1) (a)
This act takes effect on the day after publication, 4
except as follows:
(1) Administrative rules.
The repeal and modification of administrative rules 6
take effect as provided in s. 227.265.