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440.78(8) (8)Excess remains; additional container. If cremated remains that a crematory authority recovers from a cremation chamber do not fit within the container that the person who directed the cremation has selected, the crematory authority shall return the remainder of the human remains in a separate container to the person who directed the cremation or to that person's designee.
440.78(9) (9)Identification system. A crematory authority shall maintain an identification system that ensures the identity of human remains throughout all phases of the cremation process.
440.78 History History: 2005 a. 31.
440.79 440.79 Deliveries of cremated remains. A crematory authority may deliver cremated remains to another person only by making the delivery in person or by using a delivery service that has a system for tracking the delivery. The crematory authority shall obtain a signed receipt from the person to whom the cremated remains are delivered. The crematory authority shall ensure that the receipt includes all of the following:
440.79(1) (1) The name of the decedent.
440.79(2) (2) The date and time that the cremated remains were delivered.
440.79(3) (3) The name and signature of the person to whom the cremated remains were delivered and the name of the funeral establishment or other business entity, if any, with which the person is affiliated.
440.79(4) (4) The name and signature of the person who delivered the cremated remains on behalf of the crematory authority.
440.79 History History: 2005 a. 31, 254.
440.80 440.80 Disposition of cremated remains.
440.80(1) (1) Responsible party.
440.80(1)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), the person directing the cremation is responsible for determining the manner in which cremated remains are disposed.
440.80(1)(b) (b) If the person directing the cremation fails to determine the manner in which cremated remains are disposed, the crematory authority shall, no sooner than 30 days after cremation, deliver the cremated remains to the person who delivered the human remains to the crematory authority for cremation or the funeral establishment or other business entity with which that person is affiliated, neither of which may refuse to accept the cremated remains. No sooner than 60 days after the cremated remains are delivered under this paragraph, the person to whom they are delivered may determine the manner in which the cremated remains are disposed and shall make a written record of any determination that is made.
440.80(1)(c) (c) The person directing the cremation or the decedent's estate, or both, are liable for all reasonable expenses incurred in delivering and disposing of cremated remains under par. (b).
440.80(2) (2)Manner of disposition. A person may dispose of cremated remains only in one of the following manners:
440.80(2)(a) (a) Placing the remains in a grave, niche, or crypt.
440.80(2)(b) (b) Disposing of the remains in any other lawful manner, but only if the remains are reduced to a particle size of one-eighth inch or less.
440.80(3) (3)Commingling. Without the prior written consent of each person directing the cremation, no person may place cremated remains of more than one individual in the same container.
440.80(4) (4)Prohibited sales. A crematory authority may not do any of the following:
440.80(4)(a) (a) Sell any material or device, including a prosthetic or medical device of a decedent, that is obtained from cremating the human remains of the decedent.
440.80(4)(b) (b) Resell any casket or other container that has been used for cremating human remains.
440.80 History History: 2005 a. 31.
440.81 440.81 Records.
440.81(1)(1) A crematory authority shall maintain a permanent record of each cremation at its place of business consisting of the name of the decedent, the date of the cremation, and a description of the manner in which the cremated remains are disposed.
440.81(2) (2) A crematory authority shall maintain as permanent records the documentation specified in s. 440.78 (1) and copies of receipts under ss. 440.77 (1) and 440.79.
440.81 History History: 2005 a. 31.
440.82 440.82 Exemptions from liability.
440.82(1) (1) Except as provided in sub. (2), a crematory authority is immune from civil liability for damages resulting from cremating human remains, including damages to prosthetic or medical devices or valuables of the decedent, if the authority has complied with the requirements of this subchapter.
440.82(2) (2) A crematory authority is liable for damages resulting from the authority's intentional misconduct, negligent conduct, or failure to return valuables specified on an authorization form under s. 440.73 (7).
440.82 History History: 2005 a. 31.
440.83 440.83 Electronic transmission permitted. Any statement required to be in writing under s. 440.76, 440.78 (3) (b) or (5), or 440.80 (3) may be transmitted by facsimile.
440.83 History History: 2005 a. 31.
440.84 440.84 Rules. The department may promulgate rules interpreting or administering the requirements of this subchapter.
440.84 History History: 2005 a. 31.
440.85 440.85 Discipline.
440.85(1)(1) Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the department may make investigations, including inspections, or conduct hearings to determine whether a violation of this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter has occurred.
440.85(2) (2) Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the department may reprimand an individual registered under this subchapter or deny, limit, suspend, or revoke a registration under this subchapter if the department finds that the applicant or individual has done any of the following:
440.85(2)(a) (a) Made a material misstatement in an application for a registration or renewal of a registration.
440.85(2)(b) (b) Engaged in conduct while practicing as a crematory authority that evidences a lack of knowledge or ability to apply professional principles or skills.
440.85(2)(c) (c) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, been arrested or convicted of an offense committed while registered under this subchapter.
440.85(2)(d) (d) Advertised in a manner that is false, deceptive, or misleading.
440.85(2)(e) (e) Advertised, practiced, or attempted to practice as a crematory authority under another person's name.
440.85(2)(f) (f) Violated this subchapter or a rule promulgated under this subchapter.
440.85 History History: 2005 a. 31.
440.86 440.86 Penalties.
440.86(1)(1) Any person who violates this subchapter or a rule promulgated under this subchapter may be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than 6 months or both.
440.86(2) (2) In addition to or in lieu of the penalties under sub. (1) and the remedies under s. 440.85 (2), any person who violates this subchapter or a rule promulgated under this subchapter may be required to forfeit not more than $1,000 for each violation. Each day of continued violation constitutes a separate violation.
440.86 History History: 2005 a. 31.
440.87 440.87 Exceptions. This subchapter does not apply to a person who is performing his or her duties as an officer of a public institution, medical school, medical college, county medical society, anatomical association, or accredited college of embalming, or to a person acting in accordance with a statute prescribing the conditions under which donated or indigent dead human bodies are held subject for anatomical study, or to a person who is acting according to the burial customs or rites of a religious sect to which the person belongs or subscribes.
440.87 History History: 2005 a. 31.
subch. VIII of ch. 440 SUBCHAPTER VIII
SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELORS,
CLINICAL SUPERVISORS,
AND PREVENTION SPECIALISTS
440.88 440.88 Substance abuse counselors, clinical supervisors, and prevention specialists.
440.88(1) (1) Definitions. In this subchapter:
440.88(1)(a) (a) "Clinical supervisor" means a clinical supervisor-in-training, an intermediate clinical supervisor, or an independent clinical supervisor.
440.88(1)(am) (am) "Prevention specialist" means a prevention specialist-in-training or a prevention specialist.
440.88(1)(b) (b) "Substance abuse counselor" means a substance abuse counselor-in-training, a substance abuse counselor, or a clinical substance abuse counselor.
440.88(2) (2)Certification. Except as provided in sub. (3m) and s. 440.12 or 440.13, the department shall certify as a substance abuse counselor, a clinical supervisor, or a prevention specialist any individual who satisfies the applicable conditions in sub. (3) and who has presented evidence satisfactory to the department that applicable certification standards and qualification of the department, as established by rule, have been met.
440.88(3) (3)Certification; standards and qualifications.
440.88(3)(a)(a) Subject to pars. (b) and (c) and except as provided in sub. (3m), the department shall promulgate rules that establish minimum standards and qualifications for the certification of all of the following, including substance abuse counselors and clinical supervisors described under s. HFS 75.02 (11) and (84), Wis. Adm. Code, in effect on December 15, 2006:
440.88(3)(a)1. 1. Substance abuse counselors-in-training.
440.88(3)(a)2. 2. Substance abuse counselors.
440.88(3)(a)3. 3. Clinical substance abuse counselors.
440.88(3)(a)4m. 4m. Clinical supervisors-in-training.
440.88(3)(a)5. 5. Intermediate clinical supervisors.
440.88(3)(a)6. 6. Independent clinical supervisors.
440.88(3)(a)7. 7. Prevention specialists-in-training.
440.88(3)(a)8. 8. Prevention specialists.
440.88(3)(b) (b) Rules promulgated under par. (a) shall include standards based on demonstrated requisite competency, knowledge, skills, and attitudes of professional practice that are culturally competent and evidence-based.
440.88(3)(c) (c) Before the department may promulgate rules under par. (a), the department shall appoint a certification review committee under s. 227.13 and shall consult with the certification review committee on the proposed rules.
440.88(3m) (3m)Exception. This section does not apply to a physician, as defined in s. 448.01 (5), a clinical social worker, as defined in s. 457.01 (1r), or a licensed psychologist, as defined in s. 455.01 (4), who practices as a substance abuse clinical supervisor or provides substance abuse counseling, treatment, or prevention services within the scope of his or her licensure.
440.88(4) (4)Applications; certification period. An application for certification as a substance abuse counselor, clinical supervisor, or prevention specialist under this section shall be made on a form provided by the department and filed with the department and shall be accompanied by the initial credential fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a). The renewal date for certification as a substance abuse counselor, clinical supervisor, or prevention specialist is specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a) and the renewal fee for such certifications is determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a). Renewal of certification as a substance abuse counselor-in-training, a clinical supervisor-in-training, or a prevention specialist-in-training may be made only twice.
440.88(5) (5)Certification required. Except as provided in sub. (3m) and s. 257.03, no person may represent himself or herself to the public as a substance abuse counselor, clinical supervisor, or prevention specialist or a certified substance abuse counselor, clinical supervisor, or prevention specialist or use in connection with his or her name a title or description that conveys the impression that he or she is a substance abuse counselor, clinical supervisor, or prevention specialist or a certified substance abuse counselor, clinical supervisor, or prevention specialist unless he or she is so certified under sub. (2).
440.88(6) (6)Revocation, denial, suspension, or limitation of certification. The department may, after a hearing held in conformity with chapter 227, revoke, deny, suspend, or limit under this subchapter the certification of any substance abuse counselor, clinical supervisor, or prevention specialist or reprimand the substance abuse counselor, clinical supervisor, or prevention specialist, for practice of fraud or deceit in obtaining the certification or any unprofessional conduct, incompetence, or professional negligence.
440.88(7) (7)Reciprocal certification. The department may, upon application and payment of the required fee, issue certification as a substance abuse counselor, clinical supervisor, or prevention specialist to an individual who holds a similar unexpired certification issued to the individual by another state for which the requirements for certification are of a standard that is not lower than that specified in this subchapter.
440.88(8) (8)Certification other than by department prohibited. No entity other than the department may certify substance abuse counselors, clinical supervisors, or prevention specialists.
440.88(9) (9)Continuing education. The department may do all of the following:
440.88(9)(a) (a) Establish the minimum number of hours of continuing education required for renewal of certification under this section and the topic areas that the continuing education must cover.
440.88(9)(b) (b) Require continuing education as part of any disciplinary process for an individual.
440.88(10) (10)Continuing education course approval. The department shall establish the criteria for the approval of continuing education programs and courses required for renewal of certification of a substance abuse counselor, clinical supervisor, or prevention specialist and the criteria for the approval of the sponsors and cosponsors of those continuing education programs and courses. The department shall approve continuing education programs and courses in accordance with the criteria established under this subsection.
440.88(11) (11)Scope of practice. The department shall promulgate rules establishing minimum standards for the practice of substance abuse counseling, supervision, and prevention.
440.88 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. SPS 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, and 168, Wis. adm. code.
subch. IX of ch. 440 SUBCHAPTER IX
CEMETERY AUTHORITIES, SALESPERSONS AND PRENEED SELLERS
440.90 440.90 Definitions. In this subchapter:
440.90(1b) (1b) "Board" means the cemetery board.
440.90(1c) (1c) "Business day" has the meaning given in s. 421.301 (6).
440.90(2) (2) "Cemetery authority" has the meaning given in s. 157.061 (2).
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)