459.34 459.34 Disciplinary proceedings and actions.
459.34(1)(1)Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the examining board may make investigations and conduct hearings to determine whether a violation of this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter has occurred.
459.34(2) (2)Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the examining board may reprimand a licensee or permittee or deny, limit, suspend or revoke a license or permit under this subchapter if it finds that the applicant, licensee or permittee has done any of the following:
459.34(2)(a) (a) Made a material misstatement in an application for a license or permit or for renewal of a license.
459.34(2)(b) (b) Engaged in conduct in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology which evidences a lack of knowledge or ability to apply professional principles or skills.
459.34(2)(c) (c) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, been convicted of an offense the circumstances of which substantially relate to the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology.
459.34(2)(ce) (ce) Violated any federal or state statute, rule or regulation that relates to the practice of fitting and dealing in hearing aids. This paragraph does not apply to speech-language pathologists.
459.34(2)(cm) (cm) Failed to conduct a direct observation of the ear canal of a person for whom a hearing aid is purchased. This paragraph does not apply to speech-language pathologists.
459.34(2)(cs) (cs) Sold a hearing aid for use by a person who was not given tests by a hearing instrument specialist or audiologist licensed under this chapter or in another state using appropriate procedures and instrumentation or without proper measurement of the functional intensity and range of the person's hearing. This paragraph does not apply to speech-language pathologists.
459.34(2)(d) (d) Engaged in deceptive advertising.
459.34(2)(e) (e) Advertised, practiced or attempted to practice under another's name.
459.34(2)(f) (f) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.34, practiced speech-language pathology or audiology while the individual's ability to practice was impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
459.34(2)(g) (g) Violated this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter.
459.34(2)(h) (h) Engaged in unprofessional conduct as defined by rule by the examining board.
459.34(2)(i) (i) Intentionally or negligently misrepresented the cause of a hearing impairment or the cure of a hearing impairment by the use of a hearing aid.
459.34(2)(j) (j) Made an intentional or negligent misrepresentation regarding a hearing aid or services.
459.34(2)(k) (k) Misused the words “doctor," “clinic," “clinical," or other words, abbreviations, or symbols that imply the involvement of the medical or audiology professions in the absence of such involvement.
459.34(2m) (2m)
459.34(2m)(a)(a) An individual whose license or limited permit is limited by the examining board under this subchapter may continue to practice under the license or permit if the individual does all of the following:
459.34(2m)(a)1. 1. Refrains from engaging in unprofessional conduct.
459.34(2m)(a)2. 2. Appears before the examining board or its officers or agents upon each request of the examining board.
459.34(2m)(a)3. 3. Fully discloses to the examining board or its officers or agents the nature of the individual's practice and conduct.
459.34(2m)(a)4. 4. Fully complies with the limits placed on his or her practice and conduct by the examining board.
459.34(2m)(a)5. 5. Obtains any additional training, education or supervision required by the examining board.
459.34(2m)(a)6. 6. Cooperates with all reasonable requests of the examining board.
459.34(2m)(b) (b) The examining board may, as a condition of removing a limitation on a license or limited permit issued under this subchapter or of reinstating a license or limited permit that has been suspended or revoked under this subchapter, require the license or permit holder to obtain minimum results specified by the examining board on one or more physical, mental or professional competency examinations if the examining board determines that obtaining the minimum results is related to correcting one or more of the bases upon which the limitation, suspension or revocation was imposed.
459.34(2m)(c) (c) The examining board may, as a condition of reinstating a license that has been suspended under this subchapter, require the license holder to pass an examination required for initial licensure under s. 459.26 (2).
459.34(3) (3)In addition to or in lieu of a reprimand or denial, limitation, suspension or revocation of a license or permit under sub. (2), the examining board may assess against an applicant, licensee or permittee a forfeiture of not less than $100 nor more than $2,500 for each violation enumerated under sub. (2).
459.34 History History: 1989 a. 316; 1997 a. 49, 191; 2003 a. 270; 2009 a. 356.
459.34 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. HAS 6, Wis. adm. code.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 20 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on November 11, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 11, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-11-19)