446.03 446.03 Reprimand; revocation, limitation, or suspension of a license or certificate. The examining board, by order, may reprimand a licensee, certificate holder, or registrant and may deny, limit, suspend or revoke any license, certificate, or certificate of registration if the licensee, certificate holder, or registrant does any of the following:
446.03(1) (1)Obtains the license, certificate, or certificate of registration through error or fraud.
446.03(2) (2)Is addicted to alcohol or other drugs.
446.03(3) (3)Is hereafter convicted in a court of competent jurisdiction, either within or without this state, or in federal court, of any violation of any law governing the practice of chiropractic or of any felony, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, a certified copy of the record of conviction to be conclusive evidence of such conviction.
446.03(4) (4)Has obtained or sought to obtain anything of value by fraudulent representation in the practice of chiropractic.
446.03(5) (5)Is guilty of unprofessional conduct.
446.03(6) (6)Has continued practice, knowingly having an infectious or contagious disease.
446.03(7) (7)Maintains a professional connection or association with any other person continuing to violate this chapter after 10 days' notice in writing by the department.
446.04 446.04 Unprofessional conduct. Unprofessional conduct includes, without limitation because of enumeration, all of the following:
446.04(1) (1)Any conduct of a character likely to deceive or defraud the public.
446.04(2) (2)Loaning of a chiropractic license or certificate to anyone.
446.04(4) (4)Splitting or dividing any fee for chiropractic service with any person except an associate licensed chiropractor.
446.04(5) (5)Use of unprofessional advertising which includes, without limitation because of enumeration, all of the following:
446.04(5)(a) (a) Any advertising statement of a character tending to deceive or mislead the public.
446.04(5)(b) (b) Advertising professional superiority or performance of professional services in a superior manner.
446.04 History History: 1979 c. 162, 337, 355; 1987 a. 264, 1991 a. 207, 315; 2009 a. 28.
446.04 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. Chir 6.01, Wis. adm. code.
446.05 446.05 Procedure for hearings.
446.05(1)(1)Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the examining board may make investigations and conduct hearings in regard to the conduct of any licensed chiropractor who, it has reason to believe, violated s. 446.02 or 446.03. The person complained against may proceed to review any action of the examining board under ch. 227.
446.05(1m) (1m)
446.05(1m)(a)(a) Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the examining board may make investigations and conduct hearings in regard to the conduct of any chiropractic radiological technician who, it has reason to believe, violated s. 446.025 or 446.03. The person complained against may proceed to review any action of the examining board under ch. 227.
446.05(1m)(b) (b) Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the examining board may make investigations and conduct hearings in regard to the conduct of any chiropractic technician who, it has reason to believe, violated s. 446.026 or 446.03. The person complained against may proceed to review any action of the examining board under ch. 227.
446.05(2) (2)Upon application and satisfactory proof that the cause of such revocation or suspension no longer exists, the examining board may reinstate any license, certificate, or registration suspended or revoked by it. This subsection does not apply to a license, certificate, or registration that is suspended under s. 440.13 (2) (c) or that is revoked under s. 440.12.
446.05 History History: 1977 c. 418; 1997 a. 191, 237; 2009 a. 28.
446.06 446.06 Injunction to enforce this chapter. If it appears upon complaint to the examining board by any person or it is known to the examining board that any person is violating this chapter, the examining board or the district attorney of the proper county may investigate and may, in addition to any other remedies, bring action in the name of and on behalf of the state against any such person to enjoin such person from such violations.
446.06 History History: 1981 c. 390 s. 252.
446.07 446.07 Penalty. Anyone violating this chapter may be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months or both.
446.07 History History: 1997 a. 283; 2001 a. 109.
446.08 446.08 Informed consent. Any chiropractor who treats a patient shall inform the patient about the availability of reasonable alternate modes of treatment and about the benefits and risks of these treatments. The reasonable chiropractor standard is the standard for informing a patient under this section. The reasonable chiropractor standard requires disclosure only of information that a reasonable chiropractor would know and disclose under the circumstances. The chiropractor's duty to inform the patient under this section does not require disclosure of any of the following:
446.08(1) (1)Detailed technical information that in all probability a patient would not understand.
446.08(2) (2)Risks apparent or known to the patient.
446.08(3) (3)Extremely remote possibilities that might falsely or detrimentally alarm the patient.
446.08(4) (4)Information in emergencies where failure to provide treatment would be more harmful to the patient than treatment.
446.08(5) (5)Information in cases where the patient is incapable of consenting.
446.08(6) (6)Information about alternate modes of treatment for any condition the chiropractor has not included in his or her diagnosis at the time the chiropractor informs the patient.
446.08 History History: 2013 a. 345.
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 46, through all Orders of the Controlled Substances Board filed before and in effect on June 16, 2021, and through all Supreme Court Orders filed before and in effect on April 15, 2021. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 16, 2021, other than those made by Supreme Court Order No. 20-07, are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-16-21)