2021 WISCONSIN ACT 8
An Act to create 447.01 (1e), 447.01 (8) (az), 447.01 (11) and 447.059 of the statutes; relating to: dentists administering certain vaccines.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
447.01 (1e) of the statutes is created to read:
447.01 (1e) “Administer” means to directly apply a vaccine to the body of a patient by any means.
447.01 (8) (az) of the statutes is created to read:
447.01 (8) (az) “Dentistry” includes administering vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and influenza under s. 447.059 (1).
447.01 (11) of the statutes is created to read:
447.01 (11) “Prescription order” has the meaning given in s. 450.01 (21).
447.059 of the statutes is created to read:
447.059 Administering certain vaccines. (1) A dentist may administer without a prescription order a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus or influenza only if he or she satisfies all of the following:
(a) The dentist successfully completes 8 hours in a course of study and training approved by the examining board in vaccination storage, protocols, administration technique, emergency procedures, and record keeping.
(b) The dentist has in effect liability insurance that covers the dentist against loss, expense, and liability resulting from errors, omissions, or neglect in the administration of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and influenza in an amount that is not less than $1,000,000 for each occurrence and $2,000,000 for all occurrences in any one policy year.
(c) The dentist maintains proof of completing a course of study and training specified in par. (a) and satisfying the requirement specified in par. (b).
(2) A dentist may not administer a vaccine under sub. (1) to a child who is under the age of 6 unless all of the following apply:
(a) The vaccine is administered pursuant to a prescription order issued within the 29 days immediately preceding the day on which the vaccine is administered.
(b) The dentist successfully completes a course of instruction approved by the examining board that includes the administration of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and influenza to children under the age of 6.
(c) The dentist maintains proof of completing a course of instruction specified in par. (b).
(3) Upon request, a dentist shall provide copies of proof required under subs. (1) (c) and (2) (c) to the department or the examining board.
(4) A dentist who administers a vaccine under sub. (1) shall update the Wisconsin Immunization Registry established by the department of health services within 7 days of administering the vaccine.