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AB64,857,2323 (d) Advertised, practiced, or attempted to practice under another's name.
AB64,857,2524 (f) Engaged in unprofessional or unethical conduct in violation of the code of
25ethics established in the rules promulgated under s. 448.527 464.03 (1).
AB64,1991
1Section 1991. 448.58 (title) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1992 2Section 1992. 448.58 of the statutes is renumbered 464.10 (2) and amended
3to read:
AB64,858,94 464.10 (2) If the examining board has reason to believe that any person is
5violating this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter, the
6examining board, the department, the attorney general, or the district attorney of
7the proper county may investigate and may, in addition to any other remedies, bring
8an action in the name and on behalf of this state to enjoin the person from the
9violation.
AB64,1993 10Section 1993. 448.59 (title) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1994 11Section 1994. 448.59 of the statutes is renumbered 464.10 (1).
AB64,1995 12Section 1995 . Subchapter IV (title) of chapter 448 [precedes 448.60] of the
13statutes is amended to read:
AB64,858,1414 CHAPTER 448
AB64,858,1515 SUBCHAPTER IV
AB64,858,1716 PODIATRY AFFILIATED
17 CREDENTIALING BOARD
AB64,1996 18Section 1996 . 448.60 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,858,2019 448.60 (1) “Affiliated credentialing board" “Board" means the podiatry
20affiliated credentialing
medical examining board.
AB64,1997 21Section 1997. 448.60 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,859,222 448.60 (3) “Podiatrist" means an individual possessing the degree of doctor of
23podiatric medicine or doctor of surgical chiropody or equivalent degree as determined
24by the affiliated credentialing board, and holding a license to practice podiatry or

1podiatric medicine and surgery granted by the affiliated credentialing board under
2this subchapter
.
AB64,1998 3Section 1998. 448.60 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,859,64 448.60 (5) “Unprofessional conduct" means an act or attempted act of
5commission or omission, as defined by the affiliated credentialing board by rule
6under s. 448.695 (1), or an act by a podiatrist in violation of ch. 450 or 961.
AB64,1999 7Section 1999. 448.63 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,859,98 448.63 (1) (intro.) Subject to sub. (4), the affiliated credentialing board shall
9grant a license as a podiatrist to a person who does all of the following:
AB64,2000 10Section 2000. 448.63 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,859,1311 448.63 (1) (c) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 , and 111.335, submits evidence
12satisfactory to the affiliated credentialing board that the applicant does not have an
13arrest or conviction record.
AB64,2001 14Section 2001. 448.63 (1) (d) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,859,1615 448.63 (1) (d) (intro.) Submits evidence satisfactory to the affiliated
16credentialing
board of all of the following:
AB64,2002 17Section 2002. 448.63 (1) (d) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,859,2218 448.63 (1) (d) 1. That the applicant is a graduate of a school of podiatric
19medicine and surgery approved by the affiliated credentialing board and possesses
20a diploma from such school conferring the degree of doctor of podiatric medicine, or
21equivalent degree as determined by the affiliated credentialing board, unless the
22affiliated credentialing board waives these requirements under sub. (2).
AB64,2003 23Section 2003. 448.63 (1) (d) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,860,224 448.63 (1) (d) 2. That the applicant has completed 2 years of postgraduate
25training in a program approved by the affiliated credentialing board or one year of

1postgraduate training in a program approved by the affiliated credentialing board
2if the one-year postgraduate training was completed by June 1, 2010.
AB64,2004 3Section 2004. 448.63 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,860,64 448.63 (2) (intro.) The affiliated credentialing board may waive the
5requirement under sub. (1) (d) 1. for an applicant who establishes, to the satisfaction
6of the affiliated credentialing board, all of the following:
AB64,2005 7Section 2005. 448.63 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,860,98 448.63 (3) The affiliated credentialing board may promulgate rules providing
9for various classes of temporary licenses to practice podiatry.
AB64,2006 10Section 2006. 448.63 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,860,1611 448.63 (4) The affiliated credentialing board may grant a limited license to an
12applicant for a license under sub. (1) if the affiliated credentialing board finds that
13the applicant has not demonstrated adequate education, training or performance on
14any past examination or in any past practice, and that, based upon considerations
15of public health and safety, the applicant does not qualify for full licensure under sub.
16(1).
AB64,2007 17Section 2007. 448.64 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,860,2018 448.64 (1) The affiliated credentialing board shall conduct or arrange for
19examinations for podiatrist licensure at least semiannually and at times and places
20determined by the affiliated credentialing board.
AB64,2008 21Section 2008. 448.64 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,861,222 448.64 (3) The affiliated credentialing board may not require an applicant to
23take an oral examination or an examination to test proficiency in the English
24language for the sole reason that the applicant was educated at a podiatry school that
25is not in the United States if the applicant establishes, to the satisfaction of the

1affiliated credentialing board, that he or she satisfies the requirements under s.
2448.63 (2).
AB64,2009 3Section 2009. 448.64 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,861,64 448.64 (4) The affiliated credentialing board may require an applicant who
5fails to appear for or to complete an examination under this section to reapply for
6licensure before being admitted to a subsequent examination.
AB64,2010 7Section 2010. 448.64 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,861,158 448.64 (5) An applicant who fails to pass an examination under this section
9may request reexamination, and may be reexamined not more than twice at not less
10than 4-month intervals, and shall pay a reexamination fee for each reexamination.
11An applicant who fails to pass an examination on the 2nd such reexamination may
12not be admitted to further examination until the applicant reapplies for licensure
13and submits evidence that shows, to the satisfaction of the affiliated credentialing
14board, that he or she has completed additional education or received additional
15professional training.
AB64,2011 16Section 2011. 448.655 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,861,1917 448.655 (1) (intro.) A licensed podiatrist shall annually submit to the affiliated
18credentialing
board evidence satisfactory to the affiliated credentialing board that
19the podiatrist satisfies one of the following:
AB64,2012 20Section 2012. 448.655 (1) (b) 3. a. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,861,2321 448.655 (1) (b) 3. a. At least the minimum amount of malpractice liability
22insurance coverage that is required under the laws of the state in which the affiliated
23credentialing
board determines that his or her principal place of practice is located.
AB64,2013 24Section 2013. 448.655 (1) (b) 3. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,862,6
1448.655 (1) (b) 3. b. If the podiatrist is not required under the laws of the state
2in which the affiliated credentialing board determines that his or her principal place
3of practice is located to have in effect a minimum amount of malpractice liability
4insurance coverage, at least the minimum amount of malpractice liability insurance
5coverage that the affiliated credentialing board determines is necessary to protect
6the public.
AB64,2014 7Section 2014. 448.655 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,862,108 448.655 (2) (intro.) For purposes of sub. (1), a podiatrist's principal place of
9practice is not in this state if the affiliated credentialing board determines that,
10during the following 12 months, any of the following applies:
AB64,2015 11Section 2015. 448.655 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,862,1412 448.655 (3) The affiliated credentialing board may suspend, revoke, or refuse
13to issue or renew the license of a podiatrist who fails to procure or to submit proof of
14the malpractice liability insurance coverage required under sub. (1).
AB64,2016 15Section 2016. 448.665 of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,863,2 16448.665 Continuing education. The affiliated credentialing board shall
17promulgate rules establishing requirements and procedures for licensees to
18complete continuing education programs or courses of study in order to qualify for
19renewal of a license granted under this subchapter. The rules shall require a licensee
20to complete at least 30 hours of continuing education programs or courses of study
21within each 2-year period immediately preceding the renewal date specified under
22s. 440.08 (2) (a). The affiliated credentialing board may waive all or part of these
23requirements for the completion of continuing education programs or courses of
24study if the affiliated credentialing board determines that prolonged illness,

1disability or other exceptional circumstances have prevented a licensee from
2completing the requirements.
AB64,2017 3Section 2017. 448.675 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,863,154 448.675 (1) (a) The affiliated credentialing board shall investigate allegations
5of unprofessional conduct and negligence in treatment by a licensee. Information
6contained in reports filed with the affiliated credentialing board under s. 49.45 (2)
7(a) 12r., 50.36 (3) (b), 609.17, or 632.715, or under 42 CFR 1001.2005, shall be
8investigated by the affiliated credentialing board. Information contained in a report
9filed with the affiliated credentialing board under s. 50.36 (3) (c) may, within the
10discretion of the affiliated credentialing board, be used as the basis of an
11investigation of a person named in the report. The affiliated credentialing board may
12require a licensee to undergo and may consider the results of a physical, mental, or
13professional competency examination if the affiliated credentialing board believes
14that the results of the examination may be useful to the affiliated credentialing board
15in conducting its investigation.
AB64,2018 16Section 2018. 448.675 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,864,517 448.675 (1) (b) After an investigation, if the affiliated credentialing board finds
18that there is probable cause to believe that the person is guilty of unprofessional
19conduct or negligence in treatment, the affiliated credentialing board shall hold a
20hearing on such conduct. The affiliated credentialing board may require a licensee
21to undergo and may consider the results of a physical, mental, or professional
22competency examination if the affiliated credentialing board believes that the
23results of the examination may be useful to the affiliated credentialing board in
24conducting its hearing. A finding by a court that a podiatrist has acted negligently
25in treating a patient is conclusive evidence that the podiatrist is guilty of negligence

1in treatment. A certified copy of the order of a court is presumptive evidence that the
2finding of negligence in treatment was made. The affiliated credentialing board
3shall render a decision within 90 days after the date on which the hearing is held or,
4if subsequent proceedings are conducted under s. 227.46 (2), within 90 days after the
5date on which those proceedings are completed.
AB64,2019 6Section 2019. 448.675 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,864,187 448.675 (1) (c) After a disciplinary hearing, the affiliated credentialing board
8may, when it determines that a court has found that a person has been negligent in
9treating a patient or when it finds a person guilty of unprofessional conduct or
10negligence in treatment, do one or more of the following: warn or reprimand that
11person, or limit, suspend, or revoke a license granted by the affiliated credentialing
12board
under this subchapter to that person. The affiliated credentialing board may
13condition the removal of limitations on a license, or the restoration of a suspended
14or revoked license, upon obtaining minimum results specified by the affiliated
15credentialing
board on a physical, mental, or professional competency examination
16if the affiliated credentialing board believes that obtaining the minimum results is
17related to correcting one or more of the bases upon which the limitation, suspension,
18or revocation was imposed.
AB64,2020 19Section 2020. 448.675 (1) (cg) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,864,2420 448.675 (1) (cg) The affiliated credentialing board may, in addition to or in lieu
21of any disciplinary action under par. (c), assess a forfeiture of not more than $1,000
22for each separate offense against a person who is guilty of unprofessional conduct or
23negligence in treatment if the violation presents a serious risk to public health or
24public safety. Each day of continued violation constitutes a separate offense.
AB64,2021 25Section 2021. 448.675 (1) (d) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,865,2
1448.675 (1) (d) 2. Appear before the affiliated credentialing board or its officers
2or agents at such times and places designated by the affiliated credentialing board.
AB64,2022 3Section 2022. 448.675 (1) (d) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,865,54 448.675 (1) (d) 3. Fully disclose to the affiliated credentialing board or its
5officers or agents the nature of the person's practice and conduct.
AB64,2023 6Section 2023. 448.675 (1) (d) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,865,87 448.675 (1) (d) 4. Fully comply with the limits placed on his or her practice and
8conduct by the affiliated credentialing board.
AB64,2024 9Section 2024. 448.675 (1) (d) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,865,1110 448.675 (1) (d) 5. Obtain additional training, education, or supervision
11required by the affiliated credentialing board.
AB64,2025 12Section 2025. 448.675 (1) (d) 6. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,865,1313 448.675 (1) (d) 6. Cooperate with the affiliated credentialing board.
AB64,2026 14Section 2026. 448.675 (1) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,865,1915 448.675 (1) (e) Unless a suspended license is revoked during the period of
16suspension, upon expiration of the period of suspension the affiliated credentialing
17board shall reinstate the person's license, except that the affiliated credentialing
18board may, as a condition precedent to the reinstatement of the license, require the
19person to pass the examinations required for the original grant of the license.
AB64,2027 20Section 2027. 448.675 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,865,2321 448.675 (1) (f) The affiliated credentialing board shall comply with rules of
22procedure for the investigation, hearing, and action promulgated by the department
23under s. 440.03 (1).
AB64,2028 24Section 2028. 448.675 (1) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,866,4
1448.675 (1) (g) Nothing in this subsection prohibits the affiliated credentialing
2board, in its discretion, from investigating and conducting disciplinary proceedings
3on allegations of unprofessional conduct by a licensee when the allegations of
4unprofessional conduct may also constitute allegations of negligence in treatment.
AB64,2029 5Section 2029. 448.675 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,866,226 448.675 (2) Suspension pending hearing. The affiliated credentialing board
7may summarily suspend a license granted by the affiliated credentialing board
8under this subchapter for a period not to exceed 30 days pending hearing if the
9affiliated credentialing board has in its possession evidence establishing probable
10cause to believe that the licensee has violated the provisions of this subchapter and
11that it is necessary to suspend the license immediately to protect the public health,
12safety, or welfare. The licensee shall be granted an opportunity to be heard during
13the determination of whether or not probable cause exists. The affiliated
14credentialing
board may designate any of its officers to exercise the authority
15granted by this subsection to suspend summarily a license, for a period not exceeding
1672 hours. If a license has been summarily suspended by the affiliated credentialing
17board or any of its officers, the affiliated credentialing board may, while the hearing
18is in progress, extend the initial period of suspension for not more than an additional
1930 days. If the licensee has caused a delay in the hearing process, the affiliated
20credentialing
board may subsequently suspend the license from the time the hearing
21is commenced until a final decision is issued or may delegate such authority to the
22hearing examiner.
AB64,2030 23Section 2030. 448.675 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,867,424 448.675 (3) Voluntary surrender. A licensee may voluntarily surrender his
25or her license to the secretary of the affiliated credentialing board, but the secretary

1board may refuse to accept the surrender if the affiliated credentialing board has
2received an allegation of unprofessional conduct against the licensee. The affiliated
3credentialing
board may negotiate stipulations in consideration for accepting the
4surrender of a license.
AB64,2031 5Section 2031. 448.675 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,867,96 448.675 (4) Restoration of license, certificate or limited permit. The
7affiliated credentialing board may restore a license which that has been voluntarily
8surrendered or revoked under this subchapter on such terms and conditions as it
9considers appropriate.
AB64,2032 10Section 2032. 448.68 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,867,1711 448.68 (1) Within 30 days after receipt of a report under s. 50.36 (3) (c), the
12affiliated credentialing board shall notify the licensee, in writing, of the substance
13of the report. The licensee and the licensee's authorized representative may examine
14the report and may place into the record a statement, of reasonable length, of the
15licensee's view of the correctness or relevance of any information in the report. The
16licensee may institute an action in circuit court to amend or expunge any part of the
17licensee's record related to the report.
AB64,2033 18Section 2033. 448.68 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,867,2519 448.68 (2) If the affiliated credentialing board determines that a report
20submitted under s. 50.36 (3) (c) is without merit or that the licensee has sufficiently
21improved his or her conduct, the affiliated credentialing board shall remove the
22report from the licensee's record. If no report about a licensee is filed under s. 50.36
23(3) (c) for 2 consecutive years, the licensee may petition the affiliated credentialing
24board to remove any prior reports, which did not result in disciplinary action, from
25his or her record.
AB64,2034
1Section 2034. 448.68 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,868,62 448.68 (3) Upon the request of a hospital, the affiliated credentialing board
3shall provide the hospital with all information relating to a licensee's loss, reduction
4or suspension of staff privileges from other hospitals and all information relating to
5the licensee's being found guilty of unprofessional conduct. In this subsection,
6“hospital" has the meaning specified under s. 50.33 (2).
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