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 ch. 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 History History: 2005 a. 25; 2005 a. 96 s. 4m; 2005 a. 254 s. 37; 2005 a. 407; 2007 a. 20, 99; 2009 a. 42; s. 35.17 correction in (6).
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).
440.90(3) (3) “Cemetery services and merchandise" has the meaning given in s. 157.061 (3).
440.90(4) (4) “Human remains" has the meaning given in s. 157.061 (8).
440.90(4m) (4m) “Licensed cemetery authority" means a cemetery authority that is licensed under s. 440.91 (1).
440.90(4r) (4r) “Licensee" means a person licensed under this subchapter.
440.90(5) (5) “Mausoleum" has the meaning given in s. 157.061 (9).
440.90(6) (6) “Mausoleum space" has the meaning given in s. 157.061 (10).
440.90(6m) (6m) “Payment of principal" has the meaning given in s. 157.061 (11r).
440.90(7) (7) “Preneed sales contract" has the meaning given in s. 157.061 (12).
440.90 Note NOTE: Sub. (7) was renumbered sub. (3e) by 2015 Wis. Act 237 but was renumbered back to sub. (7) by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2. The cross-reference to s. 157.061 (12) was changed to s. 157.061 (3g) by 2015 Wis. Act 237 and changed back to s. 157.061 (12) by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2. to reflect the renumbering under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2. of s. 157.061 (3g), as affected by 2015 Wis. Act 237.
440.90(8) (8) “Preneed seller" means an individual who sells or solicits the sale of cemetery services and merchandise or an undeveloped space under a preneed sales contract or, if such an individual is employed by or acting as an agent for a cemetery authority or any other person, the cemetery authority or other person.
440.90 Note NOTE: Sub. (8) was renumbered sub. (3m) by 2015 Wis. Act 237 but was renumbered back to sub. (8) by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2.
440.90(9) (9) “Preneed trust fund" has the meaning given in s. 157.061 (13).
440.90 Note NOTE: Sub. (9) was renumbered sub. (3s) by 2015 Wis. Act 237 but was renumbered back to sub. (9) by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2. The cross-reference to s. 157.061 (13) was changed to s. 157.061 (3r) by 2015 Wis. Act 237 and changed back to s. 157.061 (13) by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2. to reflect the renumbering under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2. of s. 157.061 (3r), as affected by 2015 Wis. Act 237.
440.90(10) (10) “Public mausoleum" has the meaning given in s. 157.061 (14).
440.90(11) (11) “Sale" has the meaning given in s. 157.061 (16).
440.90(12) (12) “Undeveloped space" has the meaning given in s. 157.061 (17).
440.90(13) (13) “Warehouse" means a place of storage for cemetery merchandise sold under a preneed sales contract.
440.90(14) (14) “Wholesale cost ratio" means the actual cost to a preneed seller to supply and deliver cemetery services and merchandise or to construct an undeveloped space divided by the price paid by the purchaser, excluding sales tax, finance or interest charges, administrative fees, and insurance premiums.
440.90 History History: 1989 a. 307; 2005 a. 25; 2015 a. 237; s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2.
440.905 440.905 General duties and powers of board.
440.905(1) (1) In addition to the other duties and powers of the board under this subchapter, the board shall advise the secretary of safety and professional services on matters relating to cemeteries, to this chapter, or to the board.
440.905(2) (2) The board has rule-making authority and may promulgate rules relating to the regulation of cemetery authorities, cemetery salespersons, and cemetery preneed sellers. The board may determine, by rule, a fee under s. 440.05 (1) (a) and under s. 440.08 (2) (a) 21. that is sufficient to fund the board's operating costs.
440.905 History History: 2005 a. 25; 2011 a. 32.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 136 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before February 3, 2018. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after February 3, 2018 are designated by NOTES. (Published 2-3-18)