Register January 2018 No. 745
Chapter Pod 1
LICENSE TO PRACTICE PODIATRIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY
Authority and purpose.
Translation of documents.
Failure and reexamination.
Temporary educational license.
Locum tenens license.
Examination review by applicant.
Board review of examination error claim.
“Board" means the podiatry affiliated credentialing board.
“Direct supervision" means a podiatric physician has assumed responsibility for directing, supervising, and inspecting the work of the person being supervised and the supervising podiatric physician is physically present on the same premises as the person being supervised, with face-to-face contact as necessary.
“License" means any license issued by the board.
“Licensee" means any person validly possessing any license granted and issued to that person by the board.
“Patient" means a person who receives health care services from a podiatrist.
“Podiatric x-ray assistant" means a person who is under the direct supervision of a licensed podiatric physician and who performs only those radiographic functions that are within the scope of practice of a podiatric physician licensed under s. 448.61
, Stats., and that the podiatric physician is competent to perform.
“Practitioner" means a person holding a license to practice podiatric medicine and surgery.
Pod 1.02 History
Cr. Register, January, 2000, No. 529
, eff. 2-1-00; CR 06-056
: am. (2) Register April 2007 No. 616
, eff. 5-1-07; correction in (2) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register April 2007 No. 616
; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register September 2012 No. 681
; CR 13-110
: am. (intro.), cr. (2m), (6m) Register August 2014 No. 704
, eff. 9-1-14; CR 17-030: am. (intro.) Register January 2018 No. 745 eff. 2-1-18
Pod 1.03 Licensure requirements.
Every person applying for a license to practice podiatric medicine and surgery shall submit all of the following:
A completed and verified application form provided by the board and the required fee under s. 440.05 (1)
Pod 1.03 Note
Applications are available upon request to the board office located at 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708, or from the department of safety and professional services' website at http://dsps.wi.gov
Verified documentary evidence of graduation from a school of podiatric medicine and surgery approved by the board and a verified photographic copy of the diploma conferring the degree of doctor of podiatric medicine or its equivalent as determined by the board granted to the applicant by the school. The board shall approve the podiatric medical schools recognized and approved at the time of the applicant's graduation by the council on education of the American podiatric association.
Evidence of successful completion of the examination requirements under s. Pod 1.06
Pod 1.03 History
Cr. Register, January, 2000, No. 529
, eff. 2-1-00; CR 17-030: am. (title), (intro.), (1), cr. (3) Register January 2018 No. 745 eff. 2-1-18
Pod 1.04 Translation of documents.
If any of the documents required under this chapter are in a language other than English, the applicant shall also submit a verified English translation and the cost of translation shall be borne by the applicant.
Pod 1.04 History
Cr. Register, January, 2000, No. 529
, eff. 2-1-00.
An applicant shall complete the examination under sub. (2)
, and an open book examination on statutes and rules governing the practice of podiatric medicine and surgery in Wisconsin. In addition, an applicant may be required to complete an oral examination if the applicant:
Has a medical condition which in any way impairs or limits the applicant's ability to practice podiatric medicine and surgery with reasonable skill and safety.
Uses chemical substances so as to impair in any way the applicant's ability to practice podiatric medicine and surgery with reasonable skill and safety.
Has been disciplined or had licensure denied by a licensing or regulatory authority in Wisconsin or another jurisdiction.
Has been found negligent in the practice of podiatric medicine or has been a party in a lawsuit in which it was alleged that the applicant had been negligent in the practice of podiatric medicine.
Has been convicted of a crime the circumstances of which substantially relate to the practice of podiatric medicine.
Has lost, had reduced or had suspended his or her hospital staff privileges, or has failed to continuously maintain hospital privileges during the applicant's period of licensure following postgraduate training.
Has been graduated from a school of podiatric medicine not approved by the board.
Has been diagnosed as suffering from pedophilia, exhibitionism or voyeurism.
Has within the past 2 years engaged in the illegal use of controlled substances.
Has been subject to adverse formal action during the course of medical education, postgraduate training, hospital practice, or other medical employment.
Has not practiced podiatric medicine and surgery for a period of 6 months prior to application, unless the applicant has been graduated from a school of podiatric medicine within that period.
An application filed under s. Pod 1.03
shall be reviewed by an application review panel of at least 2 board members designated by the chairperson of the board. The panel shall determine whether the applicant is eligible for a license without completing an oral examination.
All examinations shall be conducted in the English language. Each examination is scored separately, and the applicant shall achieve passing scores on each examination to qualify for a license.
The board shall utilize as its examination the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination, Parts I, II, II Clinical Skills Patient Encounter, and III. The passing scores are set by the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners and represent the minimum competency required to protect public health and safety. The board may accept the recommendations of the examination provider.
The board may deny release of scores or issuance of a credential if the board determines that the applicant violated rules of conduct of the examination or otherwise acted dishonestly in the examination process.
An applicant who has received passing grades in examinations for a license to practice podiatry conducted by another licensing jurisdiction of the United States, shall submit to the board documentary evidence. The board shall review the documentary evidence to determine whether the scope and passing grades of the examinations are substantially equivalent to those of this state at the time of the applicant's examination. If the board finds equivalency, the board shall accept this in lieu of requiring the applicant to achieve the passing scores under sub. (2)
. The burden of proof of equivalency is on the applicant.
The oral examination of each applicant is conducted by members of the board and is scored as pass or fail.
The board shall notify each applicant found eligible for examination of the time and place scheduled for that applicant's oral examination. Unless prior scheduling arrangements have been made with the board by the applicant, failure of an applicant to appear for examination as scheduled shall void that applicant's application and require the applicant to reapply for licensure.
Any applicant who is a graduate of a school of podiatric medicine and surgery in which English is not the primary language of communication shall be examined by the board on his or her proficiency in the English language