460.05(4) (4) The affiliated credentialing board may assign a unique license number to each person licensed under this chapter.
460.05 History History: 2001 a. 74; 2005 a. 22, 25, 254, 277; 2007 a. 104; 2009 a. 355 ss. 21, 28 to 34; 2013 a. 362.
460.06 460.06 Examinations. The affiliated credentialing board may not grant a license under this chapter unless the applicant achieves a passing grade on the following examinations:
460.06(1) (1) A nationally administered, entry-level competency examination for therapeutic massage and bodywork therapy that meets generally accepted psychometric principles and standards or a substantially equivalent examination approved by the affiliated credentialing board.
460.06(2) (2) The examination on state laws and administrative rules governing massage therapy and bodywork therapy required under s. 460.04 (2) (g).
460.06 History History: 2001 a. 74 s. 16; 2009 a. 355; 2013 a. 168 s. 21.
460.07 460.07 Display of certificate; expiration and renewal.
460.07(1)(1) Each person who is licensed under this chapter shall conspicuously display the license in the place of business where he or she practices massage therapy or bodywork therapy so that the license can easily be seen and read.
460.07(2) (2) Renewal applications shall be submitted to the department on a form provided by the department on or before the applicable renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a) and shall include all of the following:
460.07(2)(a) (a) The renewal fee determined by the department under s. 440.03 (9) (a).
460.07(2)(b) (b) If applicable, proof of completion of continuing education under s. 460.10.
460.07(2)(c) (c) Evidence satisfactory to the affiliated credentialing board that the applicant has in effect malpractice liability insurance coverage in an amount that is not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and $1,000,000 for all occurrences in one year.
460.07(2)(d) (d) Evidence satisfactory to the affiliated credentialing board that the applicant 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.
460.07 History History: 2001 a. 74; 2007 a. 20, 104; 2009 a. 355.
460.08 460.08 Temporary license. The affiliated credentialing board may grant a temporary license for a period not to exceed 6 months to an applicant who satisfies the requirements established in the rules under s. 460.04 (2) (f). A temporary license may not be renewed.
460.08 History History: 2009 a. 355.
460.09 460.09 Reciprocal license. Upon application and payment of the fee specified in s. 440.05 (2), the affiliated credentialing board shall grant a massage therapist or bodywork therapist license to a person who holds a similar license in another state or territory of the United States or another country if the affiliated credentialing board determines that the requirements for receiving the license in the other state, territory, or country are substantially equivalent to the requirements under s. 460.05.
460.09 History History: 2001 a. 74; 2009 a. 355.
460.095 460.095 Massage therapy and bodywork therapy school, training program, and instructor requirements. Each massage therapy or bodywork therapy school located in this state and each massage therapy or bodywork therapy training program offered in this state shall do all of the following:
460.095(1) (1) Provide and require as a prerequisite to graduation completion of a course of instruction on state laws and regulations applicable to massage therapy and bodywork therapy.
460.095(2) (2) Administer, score, and require as a prerequisite to graduation, the examination required under s. 460.06 (2).
460.095(3) (3) Ensure that each instructor hired by the school or training program on or after December 1, 2010, to teach courses in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and pathology has at least one of the following:
460.095(3)(a) (a) Professional training and 2 years of experience in a health-related field.
460.095(3)(b) (b) Two years of post-secondary education and training.
460.095(4) (4) Ensure that each instructor hired by the school or training program on or after December 1, 2010, to teach courses in theory and the practice of massage therapy or bodywork therapy is licensed under this chapter and has at least one of the following:
460.095(4)(a) (a) Two years experience as a practicing professional.
460.095(4)(b) (b) Formal education and training as a massage therapy or bodywork therapy instructor.
460.095 History History: 2009 a. 355.
460.10 460.10 Continuing education.
460.10(1) (1) The affiliated credentialing board may promulgate rules establishing all of the following:
460.10(1)(a) (a) Requirements and procedures for a license holder to complete continuing education programs or courses of study to qualify for renewal of his or her license. The rules promulgated under this paragraph may not require a license holder to complete more than 24 hours of continuing education programs or courses of study in order to qualify for renewal of his or her license.
460.10(1)(b) (b) Qualifications applicable to providers of continuing education programs and courses required under par. (a).
460.10(2) (2) The affiliated credentialing board may waive all or part of any requirement established in rules promulgated under sub. (1) (a) if it determines that prolonged illness, disability, or other exceptional circumstances have prevented a license holder from completing the requirement.
460.10 History History: 2001 a. 74; 2009 a. 355; 2011 a. 260.
460.11 460.11 Practice requirements.
460.11(1) (1) A license holder may not practice massage therapy or bodywork therapy on a client unless the license holder first obtains the informed consent of the client and has informed the client that he or she may withdraw the consent at any time.
460.11(2) (2) A license holder shall keep confidential any information that a client in confidence gives to the license holder and any other information that the license holder obtains about a client in the course of practicing massage therapy or bodywork therapy that a reasonable person in the client's position would want kept confidential, unless the information is otherwise required by law to be disclosed or the client specifically authorizes the disclosure of the information.
460.11(3) (3) A license holder may not, whether for compensation or not, practice massage therapy or bodywork therapy for a sexually oriented business, as defined by the affiliated credentialing board by rule.
460.11 History History: 2001 a. 74; 2009 a. 355.
460.12 460.12 Duty to make reports.
460.12(1) (1) A license holder shall submit a report to the affiliated credentialing board if he or she has reasonable cause to believe that another license holder has committed a crime relating to prostitution under ss. 944.30 to 944.34 or has had sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a client. If the report relates to sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a client, the report may not identify the client unless the client has provided written consent for disclosure of this information.
460.12(2) (2) The affiliated credentialing board may use a report made under sub. (1) as the basis for an investigation under s. 460.14 (1). If, after an investigation, the affiliated credentialing board has reasonable cause to believe that a license holder has committed a crime, the affiliated credentialing board shall report the belief to the district attorney for the county in which the crime, in the opinion of the affiliated credentialing board, occurred.
460.12(3) (3) If, after an investigation, the affiliated credentialing board determines that a report submitted under sub. (1) is without merit, the affiliated credentialing board shall remove the report from the record of the license holder who is the subject of the report.
460.12(4) (4) All reports and records made from reports under sub. (1) and maintained by the affiliated credentialing board, the department, district attorneys, and other persons, officials, and institutions shall be confidential and are exempt from disclosure under s. 19.35 (1). Information regarding the identity of a client with whom a license holder is suspected of having sexual contact or sexual intercourse shall not be disclosed by persons who have received or have access to a report or record unless disclosure is consented to in writing by the client. The report of information under sub. (1) and the disclosure of a report or record under this subsection does not violate any person's responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of patient health care records, as defined in s. 146.81 (4) and as required under s. 146.82. Reports and records may be disclosed only to the affiliated credentialing board, the department, and the appropriate staff of a district attorney or a law enforcement agency within this state for purposes of investigation or prosecution.
460.12(5) (5)
460.12(5)(a)(a) In this subsection, "violation" means a violation of any state or local law that is punishable by a forfeiture.
460.12(5)(b) (b) A license holder shall submit a written report to the affiliated credentialing board if he or she is convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, or is found to have committed a violation, in this state or elsewhere, and if the circumstances of the felony, misdemeanor, or violation substantially relate to the practice of massage therapy or bodywork therapy. The report shall identify the date, place, and nature of the conviction or finding and shall be submitted within 30 days after the entry of the judgment of conviction or the judgment finding that he or she committed the violation. If the report is submitted by mail, the report is considered to be submitted on the date that it is mailed.
460.12 History History: 2001 a. 74; 2009 a. 355.
460.13 460.13 Advertising. Except as provided in s. 460.03 (1) and (2), a license holder may not advertise that he or she practices massage therapy or bodywork therapy unless the advertisement includes a statement that the license holder is a "licensed massage therapist and bodywork therapist" or "licensed massage therapist" or "licensed bodywork therapist."
460.13 History History: 2001 a. 74; 2009 a. 355; 2011 a. 260 s. 80.
460.14 460.14 Disciplinary proceedings and actions.
460.14(1) (1) Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the affiliated credentialing board may make investigations and conduct hearings to determine whether a violation of this chapter or any rule promulgated under this chapter has occurred.
460.14(2) (2) Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the affiliated credentialing board may reprimand a license holder or deny, limit, suspend, or revoke a license under this chapter if it finds that the applicant or license holder has done any of the following:
460.14(2)(a) (a) Made a material misstatement in an application for a license or for renewal of a license.
460.14(2)(b) (b) 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 massage therapy or bodywork therapy.
460.14(2)(c) (c) Advertised in a manner that is false, deceptive, or misleading.
460.14(2)(d) (d) Advertised, practiced, or attempted to practice under another's name.
460.14(2)(e) (e) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.34, practiced massage therapy or bodywork therapy while his or her ability to practice was impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
460.14(2)(f) (f) Intentionally made a false statement in a report submitted under s. 460.12 (1).
460.14(2)(g) (g) Engaged in unprofessional conduct in violation of the standards established in rules promulgated under s. 460.04 (2) (a).
460.14(2)(h) (h) Engaged in conduct while practicing massage therapy or bodywork therapy that jeopardizes the health, safety, or welfare of a client or that evidences a lack of knowledge of, inability to apply, or the negligent application of, principles or skills of massage therapy or bodywork therapy.
460.14(2)(j) (j) Violated this chapter or any rule promulgated under this chapter.
460.14(2m) (2m) Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the affiliated credentialing board shall revoke a license under this chapter if the license holder is convicted of any of the following:
460.14(2m)(b) (b) An offense under federal law or a law of any other state that is comparable to an offense under par. (a).
460.14(3) (3) The affiliated credentialing board may restore a license that has been suspended or revoked on such terms and conditions as the affiliated credentialing board may deem appropriate.
460.14 History History: 2001 a. 74; 2005 a. 277; 2009 a. 355; 2013 a. 362.
460.15 460.15 Penalty. Any person who violates this chapter or any rule promulgated under this chapter shall forfeit not more than $1,000 for each violation.
460.15 History History: 2001 a. 74; 2009 a. 355.
460.17 460.17 Local regulation. A city, village, town, or county may not enact an ordinance that regulates the practice of massage therapy or bodywork therapy by a person who is licensed by the affiliated credentialing board under this chapter. No provision of any ordinance enacted by a city, village, town, or county that is in effect before February 1, 1999, and that relates to the practice of massage therapy or bodywork therapy, may be enforced against a person who is licensed by the affiliated credentialing board under this chapter.
460.17 History History: 2001 a. 74 s. 19; 2009 a. 355.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 60 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before August 26, 2015. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 26, 2015 are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-26-15)