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  Date of enactment: December 19, 2013
2013 Senate Bill 337   Date of publication*: December 20, 2013
* 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."
2013 WISCONSIN ACT 114
An Act to repeal 449.05 (intro.), 451.06 (2), 452.09 (3) (e), 454.07 (3), 454.24 (3) and 456.04 (intro.); to renumber 442.04 (4) (a), 449.05 (1m), 449.05 (2m), 451.06 (1), 456.04 (1), 456.04 (2), 456.04 (3) and 456.04 (4); to renumber and amend 441.04, 441.06 (1), 441.07 (1), 441.10 (1), 441.10 (3) (a), 442.04 (4) (bm), 442.04 (4) (c), 442.04 (5), 449.04 (1), 450.03 (2), 450.04 (3) (intro.), 450.04 (3) (a), 450.04 (3) (b) and 456.03; to amend 39.393 (1) (c), 253.10 (7), 441.15 (3) (a) (intro.), 441.16 (2), 445.045 (1) (g), 449.04 (title), 449.055 (5) and 459.26 (3); to repeal and recreate 441.07 (title); and to create 440.071, 441.07 (1c), 441.10 (3) (a) 6. and 456.03 (5) of the statutes; relating to: examination requirements for various professional credentials and powers of the Board of Nursing.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
114,1 Section 1. 39.393 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
39.393 (1) (c) A program in this state that confers a 2nd degree that will make the person eligible to sit for examination licensure under s. 441.04 441.06 or 441.10.
114,2 Section 2. 253.10 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
253.10 (7) Affirmative defense. No person is liable under sub. (5) or (6) or under s. 441.07 (1) (1g) (f), 448.02 (3) (a), or 457.26 (2) (gm) for failure under sub. (3) (c) 2. d. to provide the printed materials described in sub. (3) (d) to a woman or for failure under sub. (3) (c) 2. d., e., f., fm., or g. to describe the contents of the printed materials if the person has made a reasonably diligent effort to obtain the printed materials under sub. (3) (e) and s. 46.245 and the department and the county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, or 46.23 have not made the printed materials available at the time that the person is required to give them to the woman.
114,3 Section 3. 440.071 of the statutes is created to read:
440.071 No degree completion requirement to sit for examination. (1) Except as provided under sub. (2), the department or a credentialing board or other board in the department may not require a person to complete any postsecondary education or other program before the person is eligible to take an examination for a credential the department or credentialing board or other board in the department grants or issues.
(2) This section does not apply to an examination for a real estate appraiser certification under s. 458.06 or license under s. 458.08.
114,4 Section 4. 441.04 of the statutes is renumbered 441.06 (1) (a) and amended to read:
441.06 (1) (a) Requisites for examination as a registered nurse. Any person who has graduated The applicant graduates from a high school or its equivalent as determined by the board, does.
(b) The applicant does not have an arrest or conviction record, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, holds.
(c) The applicant holds a diploma of graduation from an accredited school of nursing and, if the school is located outside this state, submits evidence of general and professional educational qualifications comparable to those required in this state at the time of graduation may apply to the department for licensure by the board as a registered nurse, and upon payment of.
(d) The applicant pays the fee specified under in s. 440.05 (1) shall be entitled to examination.
114,5 Section 5. 441.06 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 441.06 (1) (intro.) and amended to read:
441.06 (1) (intro.) An Subject to s. 441.07 (1g), the board shall grant a license as a registered nurse to an applicant for licensure as a registered nurse who complies with all of the following requirements of this subchapter and satisfactorily passes an:
(e) The applicant passes the examination shall under s. 441.05 to receive a license as a registered nurse in this state. The applicant may not take the examination before receiving a diploma under par. (c) unless the applicant obtains a certificate of approval to take the examination from the school of nursing the applicant attends and submits that certificate to the board prior to examination.
(1m) The holder of such a license as a registered nurse under the laws of another state or territory or province of Canada may be granted a license as a registered nurse in this state without examination if the holder's credentials of general and professional educational qualifications and other qualifications are comparable to those required in this state during the same period and if the board is satisfied from the holder's employment and professional record that the holder is currently competent to practice the profession. The board shall evaluate the credentials and determine the equivalency and competency in each case. The application for licensure without examination shall be accompanied by the fee prescribed in s. 440.05 (2).
114,6 Section 6. 441.07 (title) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
441.07 (title) Disciplinary proceedings and actions.
114,7 Section 7. 441.07 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 441.07 (1g), and 441.07 (1g) (intro.), as renumbered, is amended to read:
441.07 (1g) (intro.) The board may, after disciplinary proceedings conducted in accordance with Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the board may deny an initial license or revoke, limit, suspend, or deny the renewal of a license of a registered nurse, a nurse-midwife, or a licensed practical nurse, may; deny an initial certificate or revoke, limit, suspend, or deny the renewal of a certificate to prescribe drugs or devices granted under s. 441.16,; or may reprimand a registered nurse, nurse-midwife, or licensed practical nurse, if the board finds that the person applicant or licensee committed any of the following:
114,8 Section 8. 441.07 (1c) of the statutes is created to read:
441.07 (1c) Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the board may conduct investigations and hearings to determine whether a person has violated this chapter or a rule promulgated under this chapter.
114,9 Section 9. 441.10 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 441.10 (3) (a) 1. and amended to read:
441.10 (3) (a) 1. `Prerequisites for examination as licensed practical nurses.' A person who The applicant is 18 years of age or older, does.
2. The applicant does not have an arrest or conviction record, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, has.
3. The applicant has completed 2 years of high school or its equivalent as determined by the board and holds .
4. The applicant holds a diploma of graduation from an accredited school for licensed practical nurses approved by that the board, may apply to the board for licensing as a licensed practical nurse, and, upon payment of the examination.
5. The applicant pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1), shall be entitled to take an examination.
(ag) Any school for licensed practical nurses, in order to be accredited, must offer a course of not less than 9 months.
114,10 Section 10. 441.10 (3) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 441.10 (3) (a) (intro.) and amended to read:
441.10 (3) (a) (intro.) On complying with this subchapter relating to applicants Subject to s. 441.07 (1g), the board shall grant a license as a licensed practical nurse to an applicant for licensure as licensed practical nurses, and passing an examination, the applicant shall receive a license as a licensed practical nurse. who satisfies all of the following conditions:
(ar) The holder of the a license under this subsection is a "licensed practical nurse" and may append the letters "L.P.N." to his or her name. The board may reprimand or may limit, suspend, or revoke the license of a licensed practical nurse under s. 441.07.
114,11 Section 11. 441.10 (3) (a) 6. of the statutes is created to read:
441.10 (3) (a) 6. The applicant passes the examination under sub. (2) for licensure as a licensed practical nurse in this state. The applicant may not take the examination before receiving a diploma under subd. 4. unless the applicant obtains a certificate of approval to take the examination from the school of nursing the applicant attends and submits that certificate to the board prior to examination.
114,12 Section 12. 441.15 (3) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
441.15 (3) (a) (intro.) The Subject to s. 441.07 (1g), the board shall grant a license to engage in the practice of nurse-midwifery to any person licensed as a registered nurse under this subchapter or in a party state, as defined in s. 441.50 (2) (j), who does all of the following:
114,13 Section 13. 441.16 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
441.16 (2) The Subject to s. 441.07 (1g), the board shall grant a certificate to issue prescription orders to an advanced practice nurse who meets the education, training, and examination requirements established by the board for a certificate to issue prescription orders, and who pays the fee specified under s. 440.05 (1). An advanced practice nurse certified under this section may provide expedited partner therapy in the manner described in s. 448.035.
114,14 Section 14. 442.04 (4) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 2013 Wisconsin Act 21, is renumbered 442.04 (5) (a).
114,15 Section 15. 442.04 (4) (bm) of the statutes is renumbered 442.04 (5) (b) 3. and amended to read:
442.04 (5) (b) 3. A person may not take the examination leading to the certificate to practice as a certified public accountant unless the The person has completed at least 150 semester hours of education with an accounting concentration at an institution, and has received a bachelor's or higher degree with an accounting concentration from an institution, except as provided in par. (c).
114,16 Section 16. 442.04 (4) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 442.04 (5) (c) and amended to read:
442.04 (5) (c) If an applicant has a bachelor's or higher degree from an institution, and satisfies the other conditions under par. (b), but does not have an accounting concentration required in par. (bm) (b) 3., the examining board may review such other educational experience from an institution as the applicant presents and, if the examining board determines that such other experience provides the reasonable equivalence of an accounting concentration required in par. (bm) (b) 3., the examining board shall approve grant a certificate as a certified public accountant to the applicant for examination.
114,17 Section 17. 442.04 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 442.04 (5) (b) (intro.) and amended to read:
442.04 (5) (b) (intro.) The examining board may not grant a certificate as a certified public accountant to any person other than a person who is satisfies all of the following conditions:
1. The person is 18 years of age or older, does.
2. The person does not have an arrest or conviction record, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, and, except.
4. Except as provided in s. 442.05, the person has successfully passed an examination in such subjects affecting accountancy as the examining board considers necessary. The examining board may not grant the certificate unless the applicant has
5. The person has at least one year of public accounting experience or its equivalent, the sufficiency of the experience or the equivalency to be judged by the examining board.
(d) The examining board shall ensure that evaluation procedures and examinations under this subsection are nondiscriminatory, relate directly to accountancy, and are designed to measure only the ability to perform competently as an accountant. The examining board may use the examination service provided by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
114,18 Section 18. 445.045 (1) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
445.045 (1) (g) The person must have successfully passed a comprehensive examination conducted by the examining board as required by s. 445.04. The examination may be taken at any time after completion of the college and mortuary school instruction and regardless of the age of the applicant.
114,19 Section 19. 449.04 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
449.04 (title) Examination and licensure.
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