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440.978(2) (2) Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the department may reprimand a home inspector or deny, limit, suspend or revoke a certificate under this subchapter if the department finds that the applicant or home inspector has done any of the following:
440.978(2)(a) (a) Made a material misstatement in an application for a certificate or renewal of a certificate.
440.978(2)(b) (b) Engaged in conduct while practicing as a home inspector that evidences a lack of knowledge or ability to apply professional principles or skills.
440.978(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.
440.978(2)(d) (d) Advertised in a manner that is false, deceptive or misleading.
440.978(2)(e) (e) Advertised, practiced or attempted to practice as a home inspector under another person's name.
440.978(2)(f) (f) Allowed his or her name to be used by another person while the other person was practicing or attempting to practice as a home inspector.
440.978(2)(g) (g) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.34, practiced as a home inspector while the individual's ability to practice was impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
440.978(2)(h) (h) Acted as a home inspector in connection with a transaction in which he or she was also an appraiser or broker.
440.978(2)(i) (i) Performed, or agreed to perform, for compensation any repairs, maintenance or improvements on any property less than 2 years after he or she conducts a home inspection, without the written consent of the property owner given before the home inspection occurred.
440.978(2)(j) (j) Prevented or attempted to prevent a client from providing a copy of, or any information from, a home inspection report done by the home inspector in connection with a transaction to any interested party to the transaction.
440.978(2)(k) (k) Failed to provide a home inspection report to a client by the date agreed on by the home inspector and the client or, if no date was agreed on, within a reasonable time after completing the inspection.
440.978(2)(m) (m) Violated this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter.
440.978(3) (3) In addition to or in lieu of proceeding under sub. (2), the department may assess against a person who has engaged in any of the practices specified in sub. (2) a forfeiture of not more than $1,000 for each separate offense.
440.978(4) (4) In lieu of proceeding under sub. (1) or (2), the department may place, in a registry information file, a copy of a complaint received by the department against a Wisconsin registered home inspector, the inspector's response to the complaint and a copy of any records of the department concerning the complaint. If the department establishes a registry information file under this subsection, the department shall use the following procedure:
440.978(4)(a) (a) No later than 60 days after the date on which the department receives a complaint alleging that a home inspector has engaged in conduct that is grounds for discipline under sub. (2), the department shall provide the inspector with a copy of the complaint and place a copy of the complaint and a copy of any records of the department concerning the complaint in the registry information file.
440.978(4)(b) (b) After receiving a copy of the complaint under par. (a), the home inspector who is the subject of the complaint, or his or her authorized representative, may place in the registry information file a statement of reasonable length describing the inspector's view of the correctness or relevance of any of the information contained in the complaint.
440.978(4)(c) (c) The department shall make the complaint, the home inspector's response to the complaint, if any, and a copy of any records of the department concerning the complaint placed in a registry information file under this subsection available to the public.
440.978(4)(d) (d) The department shall remove all complaints against and other information concerning a home inspector from the registry information file if, for a period of 2 years from the date of the most recent complaint filed in the registry information file, no further complaints have been filed against the inspector.
440.978(5) (5) The department may, as a condition of removing a limitation on a certificate issued under this subchapter or of reinstating a certificate that has been suspended or revoked under this subchapter, do any of the following:
440.978(5)(a) (a) Require the home inspector to obtain insurance against loss, expense and liability resulting from errors and omissions or neglect in the performance of services as a home inspector.
440.978(5)(b) (b) Require the home inspector to file with the department a bond that is furnished by a company authorized to do business in this state and is in an amount approved by the department.
440.978 History History: 1997 a. 81.
440.978 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 134, Wis. adm. code.
440.979 440.979 Report by department. The department shall submit an annual report to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) that describes all of the following:
440.979(1) (1) The number of home inspectors who are registered under this subchapter.
440.979(2) (2) The number and nature of complaints regarding home inspections that are received by the department from clients of home inspectors.
440.979(3) (3) The number and nature of complaints regarding home inspections that are received by the department from persons who are not clients of home inspectors.
440.979(4) (4) An estimate of the cost of complying with this subchapter that is incurred by home inspectors.
440.979(5) (5) The cost incurred by the department in carrying out its duties under this subchapter.
440.979 History History: 1997 a. 81; 1999 a. 32 s. 311.
440.979 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 134, Wis. adm. code.
subch. XII of ch. 440 SUBCHAPTER XII
SANITARIANS
440.98 440.98 Sanitarians; qualifications, duties, registration.
440.98(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
440.98(1)(a) (a) "Municipality" means a county, city or village.
440.98(1)(b) (b) "Sanitarian" means an individual who, through education, training or experience in the natural sciences and their application and through technical knowledge of prevention and control of preventable diseases, is capable of applying environmental control measures so as to protect human health, safety and welfare.
440.98(2) (2)Registration qualifications. In order to safeguard life, health and property, to promote public welfare and to establish the status of those persons whose duties in environmental sanitation call for knowledge of the natural sciences, the department may establish minimum standards and qualifications for the registration of sanitarians.
440.98(3) (3)Sanitarians; employment or contractual services. Any agency of the state may employ or contract for the services of sanitarians, registered under this section, who shall enforce the public health statutes under chs. 250 to 256 or rules promulgated under those statutes.
440.98(5) (5)Registration. Except as provided in s. 440.12 or 440.13, the department shall register as a sanitarian any person who satisfies the conditions in sub. (6) and who has presented evidence satisfactory to the department that sanitarian registration standards and qualifications of the department, as established by rule, have been met.
440.98(6) (6)Applications. An application for a sanitarian registration 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 a sanitarian registration is specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a), and the renewal fee for such registration is determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a).
440.98(7) (7)Reciprocity. The department may by rule set standards for sanitarians registered in other states to practice as registered sanitarians in this state.
440.98(8) (8)Revocation of registration. The department may, after a hearing held in conformance with ch. 227, revoke, deny, suspend, or limit under this subchapter the registration of any sanitarian, or reprimand the sanitarian, for practice of fraud or deceit in obtaining the registration or any unprofessional conduct, incompetence, or professional negligence.
440.98(9) (9)Forfeiture. In addition to or in lieu of a reprimand or a denial, limitation, suspension, or revocation of a registration under sub. (8), the department may assess against any person a forfeiture of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 for each violation under sub. (8).
440.98 History History: 1975 c. 414 s. 28; 1977 c. 29, 418; 1983 a. 189; 1985 a. 182 s. 57; 1987 a. 27; 1993 a. 27 s. 223; Stats. 1993 s. 250.05; 1997 a. 191, 237; 1999 a. 9; 2005 a. 25 ss. 2120 to 2128; Stats. 2005 s. 440.70; 2005 a. 25 ss. 2121 to 2130, 2336m, 2337; 2005 a. 254 s. 35; 2007 a. 20, 130.
440.98 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. SPS 174, 175, 176, and 177, Wis. adm. code.
subch. XIII of ch. 440 SUBCHAPTER XIII
LICENSED MIDWIVES
Subch. XIII of ch. 440 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. SPS 180, 181, 182, and 183, Wis. adm. code.
440.9805 440.9805 Definitions. In this subchapter:
440.9805(1) (1) "Health care provider" means a health care provider, as defined in s. 146.81 (1) (a) to (p), a person licensed or issued a training permit as an emergency medical technician under s. 256.15, or a person certified as a first responder under s. 256.15 (8) (a).
440.9805(2) (2) "Licensed midwife" means a person who has been granted a license under this subchapter to engage in the practice of midwifery.
440.9805(3) (3) "Practice of midwifery" means providing maternity care during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods.
440.9805 History History: 2005 a. 292; 2007 a. 97 s. 185; 2007 a. 130; 2009 a. 28.
440.981 440.981 Use of title; penalty.
440.981(1) (1) No person may use the title "licensed midwife," describe or imply that he or she is a licensed midwife, or represent himself or herself as a licensed midwife unless the person is granted a license under this subchapter or is licensed as a nurse-midwife under s. 441.15.
440.981(2) (2) Any person who violates sub. (1) may be fined not more than $250, imprisoned not more than 3 months, or both.
440.981 History History: 2005 a. 292.
440.982 440.982 Licensure.
440.982(1)(1) No person may engage in the practice of midwifery unless the person is granted a license under this subchapter, is granted a temporary permit pursuant to a rule promulgated under s. 440.984 (2m), or is licensed as a nurse-midwife under s. 441.15.
440.982(1m) (1m) Except as provided in sub. (2), the department may grant a license to a person under this subchapter if all of the following apply:
440.982(1m)(a) (a) The person submits an application for the license to the department on a form provided by the department.
440.982(1m)(b) (b) The person pays the initial credential fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a).
440.982(1m)(c) (c) The person submits evidence satisfactory to the department of one of the following:
440.982(1m)(c)1. 1. The person holds a valid certified professional midwife credential granted by the North American Registry of Midwives or a successor organization.
440.982(1m)(c)2. 2. The person holds a valid certified nurse-midwife credential granted by the American College of Nurse Midwives or a successor organization.
440.982(1m)(d) (d) The person submits evidence satisfactory to the department that the person has current proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator achieved through instruction provided by an individual, organization, or institution of higher education approved under s. 46.03 (38) to provide such instruction.
440.982(2) (2) The department may not grant a license under this subchapter to any person who has been convicted of an offense under s. 940.22, 940.225, 944.06, 944.15, 944.17, 944.30, 944.31, 944.32, 944.33, 944.34, 948.02, 948.025, 948.051, 948.06, 948.07, 948.075, 948.08, 948.09, 948.095, 948.10, 948.11, or 948.12 or under s. 940.302 (2) if s. 940.302 (2) (a) 1. b. applies.
440.982 History History: 2005 a. 292; 2007 a. 20, 104, 116.
440.982 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 181, Wis. adm. code.
440.983 440.983 Renewal of licensure.
440.983(1) (1) The renewal date for licenses granted under this subchapter is specified in s. 440.08 (2) (a). Renewal applications shall be submitted to the department on a form provided by the department and shall include the renewal fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a).
440.983(2) (2) A licensed midwife shall, at the time that he or she applies for renewal of a license under sub. (1), submit proof satisfactory to the department of all of the following:
440.983(2)(a) (a) He or she holds a valid certified professional midwife credential from the North American Registry of Midwives or a successor organization or a valid certified nurse-midwife credential from the American College of Nurse Midwives or a successor organization.
440.983(2)(b) (b) He or she has current proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator achieved through instruction provided by an individual, organization, or institution of higher education approved under s. 46.03 (38) to provide such instruction.
440.983 History History: 2005 a. 292; 2007 a. 20, 104.
440.984 440.984 Rule making.
440.984(1)(1) The department shall promulgate rules necessary to administer this subchapter. Except as provided in subs. (2), (2m), and (3), any rules regarding the practice of midwifery shall be consistent with standards regarding the practice of midwifery established by the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives or a successor organization.
440.984(2) (2) The rules shall allow a licensed midwife to administer oxygen during the practice of midwifery.
440.984(2m) (2m) The rules shall provide for the granting of temporary permits to practice midwifery pending qualification for licensure.
440.984(3) (3) The rules may allow a midwife to administer, during the practice of midwifery, oxytocin (Pitocin) as a postpartum antihemorrhagic agent, intravenous fluids for stabilization, vitamin K, eye prophylactics, and other drugs or procedures as determined by the department.
440.984(4) (4) The rules may not do any of the following:
440.984(4)(a) (a) Require a licensed midwife to have a nursing degree or diploma.
440.984(4)(b) (b) Require a licensed midwife to practice midwifery under the supervision of, or in collaboration with, another health care provider.
440.984(4)(c) (c) Require a licensed midwife to enter into an agreement, written or otherwise, with another health care provider.
440.984(4)(d) (d) Limit the location where a licensed midwife may practice midwifery.
440.984(4)(e) (e) Permit a licensed midwife to use forceps or vacuum extraction.
440.984 History History: 2005 a. 292.
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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)