2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
December 21, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Marklein, Olsen, Testin, Kapenga
and Nass, cosponsored by Representatives Kremer, Jarchow, Bernier, R.
Brooks, Krug, Kulp, Milroy, Mursau, Petryk, Ripp, Skowronski, Spiros and
Tauchen. Referred to Committee on Revenue, Financial Institutions and
1An Act to amend
256.15 (5) (a) and 256.15 (10); and to create
256.15 (8) (cm) 2
of 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:
256.15 (5) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Except as provided in ss. 256.17 and 256.18, the department shall 6
license qualified applicants as ambulance service providers or emergency medical 7
technicians. The department shall, from the information on the certification form
specified under sub. (6) (c) 2., establish in each ambulance service provider's biennial 2
license the primary service or contract area of the ambulance service provider.
256.15 (8) (cm) of the statutes is created to read:
(cm) Every holder of a certificate issued under sub. (8) shall renew 5
the certificate every 3 years by applying to the department on forms provided by the 6
department. Upon receipt of an application for renewal containing documentation 7
acceptable to the department that the requirements for certification have been met, 8
the department shall renew the certificate unless the department finds that the 9
applicant has acted in a manner or under circumstances constituting grounds for 10
suspension or revocation of the certificate.
256.15 (10) of the statutes is amended to read:
256.15 (10) License renewal.
Every holder of a license issued under sub. (5) 13
or (7) shall renew the license on July 1 of each even-numbered year every 3 years
applying to the department on forms provided by the department. Upon receipt of 15
an application for renewal containing documentation acceptable to the department 16
that the requirements of sub. (6) have been met, the department shall renew the 17
license unless the department finds that the applicant has acted in a manner or 18
under circumstances constituting grounds for suspension or revocation of the 19