459.24(3c)(a)1. 1. A license that, subject to s. 459.70 (4), entitles the holder to obtain and exercise a compact privilege in other states that are parties to the compact.
459.24(3c)(a)2. 2. A single-state license, which only entitles the holder to practice in this state. Nothing in the compact applies to the holder of a single-state license unless otherwise applicable under this subchapter.
459.24(3c)(b) (b) When applying for a license under sub. (2) or (3), an individual shall specify whether he or she is applying for a license under par. (a) 1. or 2.
459.24(3e) (3e)Compact privilege. The examining board shall grant to any individual to whom all of the following apply an audiologist or speech-language pathologist, whichever is applicable, compact privilege:
459.24(3e)(a) (a) The individual holds an unencumbered home state license in another state that is a party to the compact and satisfies all other requirements under s. 459.70 (4).
459.24(3e)(b) (b) The individual applies for the compact privilege in the manner prescribed by the department.
459.24(3e)(c) (c) The individual pays any fee established by the department under s. 459.71 (2).
459.24(4) (4)Posting of license. Each person issued a license under this subchapter to practice speech-language pathology or audiology shall post the license in a conspicuous place in the licensee's place of business.
459.24(5) (5)Expiration and renewal. The renewal dates for licenses granted under this subchapter, other than temporary licenses granted under sub. (6), are 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 all of the following:
459.24(5)(a) (a) The renewal fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a).
459.24(5)(b) (b) Proof that the applicant completed, within the 2 years immediately preceding the date of his or her application, 20 hours of continuing education programs or courses of study approved or required under rules promulgated under sub. (5m). This paragraph 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.
459.24(5m) (5m)Continuing education.
459.24(5m)(a) (a) The examining board shall do all of the following:
459.24(5m)(a)1. 1. Promulgate rules establishing the criteria for approval of continuing education programs or courses of study required for renewal of a license under sub. (5) and the criteria for approval of the sponsors and cosponsors of continuing education programs or courses of study.
459.24(5m)(a)2. 2. Approve continuing education programs and courses of study in accordance with the criteria established under subd. 1.
459.24(5m)(a)3. 3. In consultation with the department, promulgate rules that do each of the following:
459.24(5m)(a)3.a. a. Require each person granted a speech-language pathologist license to whom sub. (5) (b) applies to complete a specified continuing education program or course of study to ensure competence with respect to a matter related to the practice of speech-language pathology if the examining board has received a significant number of consumer complaints about the matter or if the examining board otherwise determines there is a need for such a requirement.
459.24(5m)(a)3.b. b. Require each person granted an audiologist license to whom sub. (5) (b) applies to complete a specified continuing education program or course of study to ensure competence with respect to a matter related to the practice of audiology if the examining board has received a significant number of consumer complaints about the matter or if the examining board determines there is a need for such a requirement.
459.24(5m)(b) (b) Rules promulgated under par. (a) 3. shall establish criteria for the examining board's approval of the specified continuing education program or course of study and of sponsors and cosponsors of the continuing education program or course of study. The rules shall also require the examining board to administer, prior to the continuing education program or course of study, an examination on the matter that is the subject of the continuing education program or course of study and to waive a requirement to complete the continuing education program or course of study if a person granted a license under this subchapter passes the examination. A person who takes an examination specified in this paragraph shall pay the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1) (b).
459.24(6) (6)Temporary license.
459.24(6)(a) (a) Upon application, the examining board may grant a temporary license to practice speech-language pathology during the completion of the postgraduate fellowship required under sub. (2) (f) if the applicant practices under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist licensed under sub. (2), satisfies the requirements under sub. (2) (a) to (d) and has submitted an application to take the next available examination for licensure as a speech-language pathologist under s. 459.26 (2) (a).
459.24(6)(b)1.1. Upon application, the examining board may grant a temporary license to practice audiology during the completion of the postgraduate fellowship required under sub. (3) (f) if the applicant practices under the supervision of an audiologist licensed under sub. (3), satisfies the requirements under sub. (3) (a) to (d), and has submitted an application to take the next available examinations for licensure as an audiologist under s. 459.26 (2) (b). No license may be issued under this paragraph after December 31, 2009.
459.24(6)(b)2. 2. The examining board may grant a temporary license to practice audiology to an individual who satisfies the requirements under sub. (3) (a) to (e).
459.24(6)(c) (c) A temporary license granted under this subsection is valid for a period designated in rules promulgated by the examining board. The rules may designate a period that terminates if an applicant fails to take the next available examination under s. 459.26 (2) (a) or (b) for reasons other than inaction by the examining board or hardship. A temporary license granted under par. (a) may be renewed once by the examining board. A temporary license granted under par. (b) may be renewed once by the examining board if the applicant fails an examination for audiologist licensure under s. 459.26 (2) (b) and applies to take the next available examination or if the applicant shows, to the satisfaction of the examining board, sufficient cause for the renewal. An applicant for a temporary license shall pay the fee specified in s. 440.05 (6).
459.24 History History: 1989 a. 316; 1993 a. 16, 66; 1997 a. 49; 1999 a. 9; 2003 a. 270; 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 356; 2023 a. 56, 179; s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2.
459.24 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. HAS 6, 7, and 8, Wis. adm. code.
459.26 459.26 Examination.
459.26(1)(1)The examining board shall conduct examinations for speech-language pathologist and audiologist licensure at least semiannually and at times and places determined by the examining board. The examining board shall provide public notice of each examination at least 60 days before the date of the examination.
459.26(2) (2)
459.26(2)(a)(a) Examinations for speech-language pathologists shall consist of the examinations required for certification as a speech-language pathologist by the American speech-language-hearing association or may consist of other written tests that require applicants to demonstrate minimum competency in services and subjects substantially related to the practice of speech-language pathology and that are substantially equivalent to the examinations required for such certification.
459.26(2)(am) (am) The examining board shall by rule select and approve examinations for audiology.
459.26(2)(b) (b) An applicant for an audiologist license shall also complete an examination administered by the examining board that consists of practical tests of proficiency in techniques that pertain to the fitting of hearing aids, including the following:
459.26(2)(b)1. 1. Pure tone audiometry, including air conduction testing and bone conduction testing.
459.26(2)(b)2. 2. Live voice or recorded voice speech audiometry including speech reception threshold testing and most comfortable loudness measurements and measurements of tolerance thresholds.
459.26(2)(b)3. 3. Masking when indicated.
459.26(2)(b)4. 4. Recording and evaluation of audiograms and speech audiometry to determine proper selection and adaptation of a hearing aid.
459.26(2)(b)5. 5. Taking ear mold impressions.
459.26(2)(c) (c) The examining board may waive the requirement to complete the examination specified in par. (b) if it determines that an applicant for an audiologist license has completed education or training that is substantially equivalent to completing the examination.
459.26(3) (3)An individual is not eligible for examination unless he or she, at least 30 days before the date of examination, submits an application for examination to the department on a form provided by the department and pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1).
459.26 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. HAS 6, Wis. adm. code.
459.28 459.28 Licensees of other jurisdictions.
459.28(1)(1)Upon application and payment of the fee specified in s. 440.05 (2), the examining board shall do the following:
459.28(1)(a) (a) Grant a license to practice speech-language pathology or audiology under s. 459.24 (2) or (3) to an applicant who holds a current speech-language pathologist or audiologist license in another state or territory of the United States if the examining board determines that the requirements for licensure in the other state or territory are substantially equivalent to the requirements under s. 459.24 (2) or (3).
459.28(1)(b) (b) Notwithstanding s. 459.24 (3) (d), grant a license to practice audiology under s. 459.24 (3) to an applicant who holds a current audiologist license in another state or territory of the United States if the examining board determines all of the following:
459.28(1)(b)1. 1. The requirements for licensure in the other state or territory are substantially equivalent to the requirements under s. 459.24 (3) (c), (e), and (em).
459.28(1)(b)2. 2. The applicant has submitted evidence satisfactory to the examining board that he or she has completed a supervised clinical practicum and received a master's degree in audiology from a college or university approved by the examining board, or has completed education or training that the examining board determines is substantially equivalent to the completion of those requirements.
459.28(2) (2)The examining board may enter into reciprocal agreements with officials of other states or territories of the United States for licensing speech-language pathologists and audiologists and grant licenses to applicants who are licensed in those states or territories according to the terms of the reciprocal agreements.
459.28 History History: 1989 a. 316; 1993 a. 16; 2009 a. 356.
459.28 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. HAS 6 and 7, Wis. adm. code.
459.30 459.30 Practice.
459.30(1)(1)Practice under compact.
459.30(1)(a) (a) Audiology. An individual who holds a valid audiologist compact privilege may, subject to s. 459.71 (3), do any of the following:
459.30(1)(a)1. 1. Practice audiology in this state, subject to s. 459.70 (4).
459.30(1)(a)2. 2. Practice audiology in this state via telehealth, as defined in s. 459.70 (2) (y), subject to s. 459.70 (5).
459.30(1)(b) (b) Speech-language pathology. An individual who holds a valid speech-language pathologist compact privilege may, subject to s. 459.71 (3), do any of the following:
459.30(1)(b)1. 1. Practice speech-language pathology in this state, subject to s. 459.70 (4).
459.30(1)(b)2. 2. Practice speech-language pathology in this state via telehealth, as defined in s. 459.70 (2) (y), subject to s. 459.70 (5).
459.30(2) (2)Fitting and sale of hearing aids. An audiologist licensed under this subchapter, an audiologist who holds a valid compact privilege, or an individual granted a permit to practice audiology under this subchapter who engages in the practice of ordering, fitting, and dealing in hearing aids shall do all of the following:
459.30(2)(a) (a) Except as provided in sub. (3r), deliver to each person supplied with a hearing aid a receipt. The receipt shall contain the signature and show the business address, license or permit title, and number of the licensee, compact privilege holder, or permittee, together with specifications as to the make and model of the hearing aid and full terms of sale clearly stated. If a hearing aid that is not new is sold, the receipt and the container must be clearly marked as “used" or “reconditioned", whichever is applicable. The terms of the guarantee, if there is any given, shall be set out in not less than 8-point type.
459.30(2)(b) (b) Give to a purchaser of a hearing aid a personal guarantee that is at least identical in its terms to the guarantee given by the manufacturer of the hearing aid.
459.30(3r) (3r)Delivery of receipt. An audiologist is not required to deliver a receipt to a person supplied with a hearing aid if the supplied hearing aid is an over-the-counter hearing aid, as defined in 21 USC 360j (q).
459.30 Note NOTE: Sub. (3r) was created as s. 459.24 (3r) by 2023 Wis. Act 179 and renumbered to sub. (3r) by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2.
459.30 History History: 2023 a. 56 ss. 24, 25; 2023 a. 179; s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2.
459.32 459.32 Limited permit.
459.32(1)(1)Upon application, the examining board shall grant a permit to practice speech-language pathology in association with a speech-language pathologist licensed under s. 459.24 (2), or to practice audiology in association with an audiologist licensed under s. 459.24 (3), to an individual who is not a resident of this state if the individual submits evidence satisfactory to the examining board of having satisfied the requirements for licensure under s. 459.24 (2) (c) and (d) or (3) (c) and (d). The permit shall be valid for the period designated by the examining board, not to exceed 10 days in any calendar year.
459.32(2) (2)Upon application, the examining board shall grant a permit to practice speech-language pathology or audiology to an individual who is not a resident of this state if the individual holds a current speech-language pathologist or audiologist license in another state or territory of the United States and the examining board determines that the requirements for licensure in the other state or territory are substantially equivalent to the requirements under s. 459.24 (2) or (3). The permit shall be valid for the period designated by the examining board, not to exceed 45 days in any calendar year.
459.32(3) (3)An applicant for a limited permit under sub. (1) or (2) shall pay the fee specified in s. 440.05 (6) and, if applicable, an applicant for a limited permit under sub. (2) shall also pay the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1) (b).
459.32 History History: 1989 a. 316; 1993 a. 16; 1997 a. 49.
459.32 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. HAS 6, Wis. adm. code.
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, compact privilege holder, or permittee or deny, limit, suspend, or revoke a license or permit under this subchapter or a compact privilege if it finds that the applicant, licensee, compact privilege holder, 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 ordering, 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)
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2021-22 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2023 Wis. Act 210 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on May 17, 2024. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after May 17, 2024, are designated by NOTES. (Published 5-17-24)