Not later than 14 days after completing proposed fee adjustments under par. (a)
, the department shall send a report detailing the proposed fee adjustments to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance. If, within 14 working days after the date that the department submits the report, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the secretary that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed adjustments, the department may not impose the fee adjustments until the committee approves the report. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the secretary, the department shall notify credential holders of the fee adjustments by posting the fee adjustments on the department's Internet website and in credential renewal notices sent to affected credential holders under s. 440.08 (1)
The department shall cooperate with the department of health services to develop a program to use voluntary, uncompensated services of licensed or certified professionals to assist the department of health services in the evaluation of community mental health programs in exchange for continuing education credits for the professionals under ss. 448.40 (2) (e)
and 455.065 (5)
Each application form for an initial credential or credential renewal shall provide a space for the department to require an applicant for the initial credential or credential renewal, other than an individual who does not have a social security number and who submits a statement made or subscribed under oath or affirmation as required under par. (am)
, to provide his or her social security number. If the applicant is not an individual, the department shall require the applicant to provide its federal employer identification number.
If an applicant specified in par. (a)
is an individual who does not have a social security number, the applicant shall submit a statement made or subscribed under oath that the applicant does not have a social security number. The form of the statement shall be prescribed by the department of children and families. A credential or license issued in reliance upon a false statement submitted under this paragraph is invalid.
The real estate examining board shall deny an application for an initial credential or deny an application for credential renewal if any information required under par. (a)
is not included in the application form or, in the case of an applicant who is an individual and who does not have a social security number, if the statement required under par. (am)
is not included with the application form.
The department may not disclose a social security number obtained under par. (a)
to any person except for the following:
The coordinated licensure information system under s. 448.980 (8)
, if such disclosure is required under the interstate medical licensure compact under s. 448.980
The coordinated database and reporting system under s. 448.985 (8)
, if such disclosure is required under the physical therapy licensure compact under s. 448.985
For a social security number obtained under par. (a)
, the department of revenue for the purpose of requesting certifications under s. 73.0301
, administering the initial credential fee reduction under s. 440.052
, and administering state taxes and the department of workforce development for the purpose of requesting certifications under s. 108.227
The department of safety and professional services shall cooperate with the departments of justice, children and families, and health services in developing and maintaining a computer linkup to provide access to information regarding the current status of a credential issued to any person by the department of safety and professional services, including whether that credential has been restricted in any way.
The department may conduct an investigation to determine whether an applicant for a credential satisfies any of the eligibility requirements specified for the credential, including whether the applicant does not have an arrest or conviction record. In conducting an investigation under this paragraph, the department may require an applicant to provide any information that is necessary for the investigation, except that, for an investigation of an arrest or conviction record, the department shall comply with the requirements of pars. (b)
A person holding a credential who is convicted of a felony or misdemeanor anywhere shall send a notice of the conviction by 1st class mail to the department within 48 hours after the entry of the judgment of conviction. The department shall by rule determine what information and documentation the person holding the credential shall include with the written notice.
The department may investigate whether an applicant for or holder of any of the following credentials has been charged with or convicted of a crime only pursuant to rules promulgated by the department under this paragraph, including rules that establish the criteria that the department will use to determine whether an investigation under this paragraph is necessary, except as provided in par. (c)
and ss. 441.51 (5) (a) 5.
, 448.980 (5) (b) 3.
, and 448.985 (3) (a) 4.
Substance abuse counselor, clinical supervisor, or prevention specialist.