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  Date of enactment: March 17, 2016
2015 Assembly Bill 660   Date of publication*: March 18, 2016
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
2015 WISCONSIN ACT 269
An Act to repeal 448.05 (6) (at); to renumber 440.035; to amend 440.035 (title), 448.05 (6) (a), 448.07 (1) (b) and 452.12 (4); and to create 227.01 (13) (zk) and 440.035 (2m) of the statutes; relating to: guidelines for prescribing controlled substances and the examination authority of the Medical Examining Board.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
269,1 Section 1. 227.01 (13) (zk) of the statutes is created to read:
227.01 (13) (zk) Are guidelines issued under s. 440.035 (2m).
269,2 Section 2. 440.035 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
440.035 (title) General duties and powers of examining boards and affiliated credentialing boards.
269,3 Section 3. 440.035 of the statutes is renumbered 440.035 (1m).
269,4 Section 4. 440.035 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
440.035 (2m) The medical examining board, the podiatry affiliated credentialing board, the board of nursing, the dentistry examining board, or the optometry examining board may issue guidelines regarding best practices in prescribing controlled substances, as defined in s. 961.01 (4), for persons credentialed by that board who are authorized to prescribe controlled substances.
269,5 Section 5. 448.05 (6) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 2013 Wisconsin Act 240, is amended to read:
448.05 (6) (a) Except as provided in pars. (am), and (ar), and (at), the board shall examine each applicant it finds eligible under this section in such subject matters as the board deems applicable to the class of license or certificate which the applicant seeks to have granted. Examinations may be both written and oral. In lieu of its own examinations, in whole or in part, the board may make such use as it deems appropriate of examinations prepared, administered, and scored by national examining agencies, or by other licensing jurisdictions of the United States or Canada. The board shall specify passing grades for any and all examinations required.
269,6 Section 6. 448.05 (6) (at) of the statutes, as created by 2013 Wisconsin Act 240, is repealed.
269,7 Section 7. 448.07 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
448.07 (1) (b) The board shall maintain the register required by s. 440.035 (4) (1m) (d), which shall be divided according to the activity for which the registrant is licensed or certified. The board shall make copies available for purchase at cost.
269,8 Section 8. 452.12 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
452.12 (4) Register of brokers and salespersons. The board shall include in the register the board maintains under s. 440.035 (4) (1m) (d) the names of all brokers and salespersons whose licenses were revoked within the past 2 years. The register shall be available for purchase at cost.
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