447.055(1)(b)1. 1. Basic life support or cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Not more than 2 of the credit hours required under par. (a) may be satisfied by such training.
447.055(1)(b)2. 2. Infection control. Not less than 2 of the credit hours required under par. (a) must be satisfied by such training.
447.055(1)(c) (c) Biennially, beginning January 1, 2007, the department shall consult with the examining board and with the department of health services regarding the number of credit hours of continuing education required for eligibility for renewal under par. (a). After consulting with the examining board and the department of health services, and notwithstanding par. (a), the department may promulgate a rule requiring not more than 20 nor less than 12 credit hours of continuing education for eligibility for renewal.
447.055(1)(d) (d) After consultation with the examining board and with the department of health services, the department may promulgate rules requiring that continuing education credit hours under par. (a) include courses in specific clinical subjects.
447.055(2) (2) The credit hours required under sub. (1) (a) may be satisfied by independent study, correspondence, or Internet programs or courses.
447.055(3) (3)Subsection (1) (a) does not apply to an applicant for renewal of a license that expires on the first renewal date after the date on which the examining board initially granted the license.
447.055(4) (4) A person may substitute credit hours of college level courses related to the practice of dental hygiene for the credit hours required under sub. (1) (a). For purposes of this subsection, one credit hour of a college level course is equivalent to 6 credit hours of continuing education.
447.055(5) (5) For purposes of sub. (1) (a), one hour of teaching or preparing a continuing education program is equivalent to one credit hour of continuing education, but a person who teaches or prepares a continuing education program may obtain credit for the program only once.
447.055(6) (6) The examining board may require applicants for renewal of a license to practice dental hygiene to submit proof of compliance with the requirements of this section.
447.055 History History: 2005 a. 318; 2007 a. 31; 2007 a. 20 s. 9121 (6) (a); 2009 a. 10.
447.056 447.056 Continuing education; dentists.
447.056(1) (1) Except as provided in subs. (2) to (4), a person is not eligible for renewal of a license to practice dentistry, other than a permit issued under s. 447.02 (3), unless the person has taught, attended, or otherwise completed, during the 2-year period immediately preceding the renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a), 30 credit hours of continuing education related to the practice of dentistry or the practice of medicine, including not less than 25 credit hours of instruction in clinical dentistry or clinical medicine. Not more than 4 of the 30 hours may be from teaching. Continuing education does not satisfy the requirements under this subsection unless the continuing education is one of the following:
447.056(1)(a) (a) Sponsored or recognized by a local, state, regional, national, or international dental or medical professional organization.
447.056(1)(b) (b) A college-level course that is offered by a postsecondary institution accredited by the American Dental Association commission on dental accreditation or a successor agency, or by another recognized accrediting body.
447.056(2) (2)Subsection (1) does not apply to an applicant for renewal of a license that expires on the first renewal date after the date on which the examining board initially granted the license.
447.056(3) (3) Credit hours completed before the 2-year period immediately preceding renewal of a license to practice dentistry may not be applied to fulfill the credit hours required under sub. (1).
447.056(4) (4) The examining board may waive the continuing education requirements under sub. (1) if it finds that exceptional circumstances such as prolonged illness, disability, or other similar circumstances have prevented a person licensed to practice dentistry from meeting the requirement.
447.056(5) (5) A person who is licensed to practice dentistry shall keep a written record detailing each continuing education credit completed in compliance with sub. (1) and shall maintain the written record for not less than 6 years after the person completes each credit. The examining board may require applicants for renewal of a license to practice dentistry to submit proof of compliance with the requirements of this section.
447.056 History History: 2007 a. 31; 2009 a. 10.
447.058 447.058 Mobile dentistry program registration.
447.058(1)(1)Registration required. No person may own or operate a mobile dentistry program in this state unless the person is registered under this section. A person that wishes to own or operate more than one mobile dentistry program in this state shall apply for a separate registration under this section for each mobile dentistry program the person owns or operates.
447.058(2) (2)Registration.
447.058(2)(a)(a) The examining board may grant a registration under this section to a person who does all of the following:
447.058(2)(a)1. 1. Submits an application for registration to the department on a form provided by the department. The application shall include the person's name and tax identification number, the person's business address and telephone number, and any other information the department or the examining board requires.
447.058(2)(a)2. 2. Pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1).
447.058(2)(a)3. 3. Satisfies any other requirements established by the examining board by rule.
447.058(2)(b) (b) A mobile dentistry program registrant shall submit an application for renewal, and the applicable renewal fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a), to the department on a form provided by the department on or before the applicable renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a).
447.058 History History: 2013 a. 244.
447.058 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. DE 10, Wis. adm. code.
447.06 447.06 Practice limitations.
447.06(1) (1) No contract of employment entered into between a dentist and any other party under which the dentist renders dental services may require the dentist to act in a manner which violates the professional standards for dentistry set forth in this chapter. Nothing in this subsection limits the ability of the other party to control the operation of the dental practice in a manner in accordance with the professional standards for dentistry set forth in this chapter.
447.06(2) (2)
447.06(2)(a)(a) A hygienist may practice dental hygiene or perform remediable procedures only as an employee or as an independent contractor and only as follows:
447.06(2)(a)1. 1. In a dental office.
447.06(2)(a)2. 2. For a school board, a governing body of a private school, as defined in s. 115.001 (3d), or a governing body of a tribal school, as defined in s. 115.001 (15m).
447.06(2)(a)3. 3. For a school for the education of dentists or dental hygienists.
447.06(2)(a)4. 4. For a facility, as defined in s. 50.01 (1m), a hospital, as defined in s. 50.33 (2), a state or federal prison, county jail or other federal, state, county or municipal correctional or detention facility, or a facility established to provide care for terminally ill patients.
447.06(2)(a)5. 5. For a local health department, as defined in s. 250.01 (4).
447.06(2)(a)6. 6. For a charitable institution open to the general public or to members of a religious sect or order.
447.06(2)(a)7. 7. For a nonprofit home health care agency.
447.06(2)(a)8. 8. For a nonprofit dental care program serving primarily indigent, economically disadvantaged or migrant worker populations.
447.06(2)(b) (b) A dental hygienist may practice dental hygiene or perform remediable procedures under par. (a) 1., 4., 6., 7. or 8. only as authorized by a dentist who is licensed to practice dentistry under this chapter and who is present in the facility in which those practices or procedures are performed, except as provided in par. (c).
447.06(2)(c) (c) A dental hygienist may practice dental hygiene or perform remediable procedures under par. (a) 1., 4., 6., 7. or 8. if a dentist who is licensed to practice dentistry under this chapter is not present in the facility in which those practices or procedures are performed only if all of the following conditions are met:
447.06(2)(c)1. 1. The dental hygiene practices or remediable procedures are performed under a written or oral prescription.
447.06(2)(c)2. 2. The dentist who made the written or oral prescription has examined the patient at least once during the 12-month period immediately preceding:
447.06(2)(c)2.a. a. The date on which the written or oral prescription was made; and
447.06(2)(c)2.b. b. The date on which the dental hygiene practices or remediable procedures are performed.
447.06(2)(c)3. 3. The written or oral prescription specifies the practices and procedures that the dental hygienist may perform with the informed consent of the patient or, if applicable, the patient's parent or legal guardian.
447.06(2)(d) (d) A dental hygienist may not diagnose a dental disease or ailment, determine any treatment or any regimen of any treatment outside of the scope of dental hygiene, prescribe or order medication or perform any procedure that involves the intentional cutting of soft or hard tissue of the mouth by any means.
447.06(2)(e) (e) Pursuant to a treatment plan approved by a dentist who is licensed under this chapter, a dental hygienist licensed under this chapter may administer the following upon delegation by the dentist if the dentist remains on the premises in which the practices are performed and is available to the patient throughout the completion of the appointment:
447.06(2)(e)1. 1. Oral systemic premedications specified by the examining board by rule.
447.06(2)(e)2. 2. If the dental hygienist is certified under s. 447.04 (2) (c) 1., local anesthesia.
447.06(2)(e)3. 3. Subgingival sustained release chemotherapeutic agents specified by the examining board by rule.
447.06(2)(e)4. 4. If the dental hygienist is certified under s. 447.04 (2) (d) 1., nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia.
447.06 History History: 1989 a. 349 ss. 13, 16 to 19; 1993 a. 27; 1997 a. 96; 2009 a. 302; 2013 a. 237, 354.
447.065 447.065 Delegation of remediable procedures and dental practices.
447.065(1)(1) A dentist who is licensed to practice dentistry under this chapter may delegate to an individual who is not licensed under this chapter only the performance of remediable procedures, and only if all of the following conditions are met:
447.065(1)(a) (a) The unlicensed individual performs the remediable procedures in accordance with a treatment plan approved by the dentist.
447.065(1)(b) (b) The dentist is on the premises when the unlicensed individual performs the remediable procedures.
447.065(1)(c) (c) The unlicensed individual's performance of the remediable procedures is subject to inspection by the dentist.
447.065(2) (2) Subject to the requirements under s. 447.06 (2), a dentist who is licensed to practice dentistry under this chapter may delegate to a dental hygienist who is licensed to practice dental hygiene under this chapter the performance of remediable procedures and the administration of oral systemic premedications, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia, and subgingival sustained release chemotherapeutic agents.
447.065(3) (3) A dentist who delegates to another individual the performance of any practice or remediable procedure is responsible for that individual's performance of that delegated practice or procedure.
447.065 History History: 1989 a. 349; 1997 a. 96; 2013 a. 354.
447.067 447.067 Identification of removable prosthetic devices.
447.067(1)(1) Except as provided in sub. (2), a dentist who constructs a removable prosthetic device shall mark the device with the patient's first and last name. Except as provided in sub. (2), a dentist who authorizes a dental laboratory or dental laboratory technician to construct a removable prosthetic device shall ensure that the device is marked with the patient's first and last name.
447.067(2) (2) The following exceptions apply to the identification required under sub. (1):
447.067(2)(a) (a) The first, middle and last name initials of the patient may be substituted for the first and last name of the patient if, in the professional judgment of the dentist, it is impracticable to mark the first and last name of the patient.
447.067(2)(b) (b) The name and the initials of the patient may be omitted if each of those forms of identification is medically contraindicated.
447.067 History History: 1993 a. 103.
447.07 447.07 Disciplinary proceedings.
447.07(1) (1) The examining board may, without further notice or process, limit, suspend, or revoke the license or certificate of any dentist or dental hygienist, or the registration of a mobile dentistry program registrant, who fails, within 60 days after the mailing of written notice to the dentist's, dental hygienist's, or registrant's last-known address, to renew the license, certificate, or registration.
447.07(3) (3) Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the examining board may make investigations and conduct hearings in regard to any alleged action of any dentist or dental hygienist, of a mobile dentistry program registrant, or of any other person it has reason to believe is engaged in or has engaged in the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene, or the operation of a mobile dentistry program, in this state, and may, on its own motion, or upon complaint in writing, reprimand any dentist or dental hygienist who is licensed or certified under this chapter, or any mobile dentistry program registrant, or deny, limit, suspend, or revoke his or her license or certificate, or the registration of the mobile dentistry program registrant, if it finds that the dentist, dental hygienist, or mobile dentistry program registrant has done any of the following:
447.07(3)(a) (a) Engaged in unprofessional conduct or violated the standards of conduct established by the examining board under s. 447.02 (2) (g).
447.07(3)(b) (b) Made any false statement or given any false information in connection with an application for a license, certificate, or registration or for renewal or reinstatement of a license, certificate, or registration, or received a license, certificate, or registration through error.
447.07(3)(c) (c) Been adjudicated mentally incompetent by a court.
447.07(3)(d) (d) Directly or indirectly sent, for a purpose other than shade verification, impressions or measurements to a dental laboratory without a written work authorization on a form approved by the examining board and signed by the authorizing dentist, or directly or indirectly sent a patient, or an agent of a patient, to a dental laboratory for any purpose other than for shade verification. The examining board or its agents or employees may inspect dental offices and the work authorization records of dental laboratories to determine compliance with this paragraph.
447.07(3)(e) (e) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, been convicted of a crime, the circumstances of which substantially relate to the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene or the operation of a mobile dentistry program.
447.07(3)(f) (f) Violated this chapter or any federal or state statute or rule that relates to the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene, or the operation of a mobile dentistry program.
447.07(3)(g) (g) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.34, practiced dentistry or dental hygiene while his or her ability was impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
447.07(3)(h) (h) Engaged in conduct that indicates a lack of knowledge of, an inability to apply or the negligent application of, principles or skills of dentistry or dental hygiene.
447.07(3)(i) (i) Obtained or attempted to obtain compensation by fraud or deceit.
447.07(3)(j) (j) Employed, directly or indirectly, any unlicensed or uncertified person to perform any act requiring licensure or certification under this chapter.
447.07(3)(k) (k) Engaged in repeated irregularities in billing a 3rd party for services rendered to a patient. In this paragraph, “irregularities in billing" includes:
447.07(3)(k)1. 1. Reporting charges for the purpose of obtaining a total payment in excess of that usually received for the services rendered.
447.07(3)(k)2. 2. Reporting incorrect treatment dates for the purpose of obtaining payment.
447.07(3)(k)3. 3. Reporting charges for services not rendered.
447.07(3)(k)4. 4. Incorrectly reporting services rendered for the purpose of obtaining payment.
447.07(3)(k)5. 5. Abrogating the copayment provisions of a contract by agreeing to forgive any or all of the patient's obligation for payment under the contract.
447.07(3)(L) (L) Violated ch. 450 or 961.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 392 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before November 21, 2016. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 21, 2016 are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-21-16)