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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
May 31, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Kremer, Jarchow, Bernier, R.
, Krug, Kulp, Milroy, Mursau, Petryk, Ripp, Skowronski, Spiros and
Tauchen, cosponsored by Senators Harsdorf, Olsen, Marklein, Testin,
Kapenga and Nass. Referred to Committee on Health.
AB356,1,3 1An Act to amend 256.15 (5) (a) and 256.15 (10); and to create 256.15 (8) (cm)
2of the statutes; relating to: licensure or certificate renewal for certain
3emergency medical services personnel and ambulance service providers.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
The bill requires that first responders, emergency medical technicians, and
ambulance service providers renew their certifications or licenses every three years
instead of every two years.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB356,1 4Section 1. 256.15 (5) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB356,2,25 256.15 (5) (a) Except as provided in ss. 256.17 and 256.18, the department shall
6license qualified applicants as ambulance service providers or emergency medical
7technicians. The department shall, from the information on the certification form

1specified under sub. (6) (c) 2., establish in each ambulance service provider's biennial
2license the primary service or contract area of the ambulance service provider.
AB356,2 3Section 2. 256.15 (8) (cm) of the statutes is created to read:
AB356,2,104 256.15 (8) (cm) Every holder of a certificate issued under sub. (8) shall renew
5the certificate every 3 years by applying to the department on forms provided by the
6department. Upon receipt of an application for renewal containing documentation
7acceptable to the department that the requirements for certification have been met,
8the department shall renew the certificate unless the department finds that the
9applicant has acted in a manner or under circumstances constituting grounds for
10suspension or revocation of the certificate.
AB356,3 11Section 3. 256.15 (10) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB356,2,1912 256.15 (10) License renewal. Every holder of a license issued under sub. (5)
13or (7) shall renew the license on July 1 of each even-numbered year every 3 years by
14applying to the department on forms provided by the department. Upon receipt of
15an application for renewal containing documentation acceptable to the department
16that the requirements of sub. (6) have been met, the department shall renew the
17license unless the department finds that the applicant has acted in a manner or
18under circumstances constituting grounds for suspension or revocation of the
AB356,2,2020 (End)