2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
September 16, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Petrowski, Bewley,
Kapenga, Kooyenga, Marklein, Nass, Olsen, Stroebel and Tiffany,
cosponsored by Representatives
Magnafici, Edming, James, Oldenburg,
Felzkowski, Ballweg, Dittrich, Horlacher, Knodl, Kulp, Mursau, Petryk,
Quinn, Ramthun, Rodriguez, Skowronski, Spiros, Tusler and Wichgers.
Referred to Committee on Elections, Ethics and Rural Issues.
1An Act to create
441.115 (3) of the statutes; relating to: temporary practice by
2registered nurses at camps, providing an exemption from emergency rule
3procedures, and granting rule-making authority.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
The bill allows a person to practice for up to 90 days a year as a registered nurse
for campers and staff at a recreational and educational camp licensed in this state
if both of the following are satisfied: 1) the person is licensed in good standing to
practice professional nursing by another state or territory or a foreign country or
province and the licensure standards in that jurisdiction are substantially
equivalent to the requirements of this state; and 2) the person is not under active
investigation by a licensing authority or law enforcement authority in any state,
federal, or foreign jurisdiction. Before practicing as a registered nurse as allowed
under the bill, a person is required to submit a form to the Board of Nursing.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
441.115 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) Notwithstanding s. 441.06 (4), a person may at a recreational 6
and educational camp licensed under s. 97.67 (1) practice professional nursing to
provide treatment to campers and staff for not more than 90 days in any year without 2
holding a license granted under this subchapter if all of the following apply:
1. The person holds in good standing a license, permit, registration, or 4
certificate granted by another state or territory or by a foreign country or province 5
that authorizes the person to perform acts that are substantially the same as those 6
performed by a person licensed as a registered nurse under this subchapter.
2. The requirements for the license, permit, registration, or certificate that the 8
person holds under subd. 1. are substantially equivalent to the requirements for 9
licensure as a registered nurse under this subchapter.
3. The person is not under active investigation by a licensing authority or law 11
enforcement authority in any state, federal, or foreign jurisdiction.
(b) A person shall submit to the board a form provided by the board before 13
practicing under par. (a). The board may promulgate rules establishing the form to 14
be submitted under this subsection.
(c) This subsection does not apply to a person who holds a multistate license, 16
as defined in s. 441.51 (2) (h), issued by a party state, as defined in s. 441.51 (2) (k).
(1) Using the procedure under s. 227.24, the board of nursing may promulgate 19
rules establishing the form that a person shall submit before practicing under s. 20
441.115 (3) (a). Notwithstanding s. 227.24 (1) (a) and (3), the board of nursing is not 21
required to provide evidence that promulgating a rule under this subsection is 22
necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, safety, or welfare and is 23
not required to provide a finding of emergency for a rule promulgated under this 24
subsection. Notwithstanding s. 227.24 (1) (c) and (2), emergency rules promulgated 25
under this subsection may remain in effect until May 1, 2020, or the date on which
permanent rules take effect, whichever is sooner, and the effective period may not 2
be further extended under s. 227.24 (2).
This act takes effect on the 60th day after the day 4
of publication, except as follows:
2 of this act takes effect on the day after publication.