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448.76   Use of titles.
448.78   Certification of dietitians.
448.80   Temporary certificate.
448.82   Reciprocal certificate.
448.84   Examinations.
448.86   Issuance of certificate; expiration and renewal.
448.87   Disciplinary proceedings and actions.
448.94   Penalties.
448.95   Definitions.
448.951   Use of title.
448.952   Applicability.
448.9525   Duties of affiliated credentialing board.
448.953   Licensure of athletic trainers.
448.954   Examination.
448.9545   Continuing education.
448.955   Issuance of license; expiration and renewal.
448.956   Practice requirements.
448.957   Disciplinary proceedings and actions.
448.958   Injunctive relief.
448.959   Penalties.
448.96   Definitions.
448.961   License required.
448.962   Applicability.
448.963   Licensure requirements; limited permits.
448.964   Examination.
448.965   Duties and powers of affiliated credentialing board.
448.966   Reciprocal licensure.
448.967   Issuance of license; expiration and renewal.
448.968   Disciplinary proceedings and actions.
448.969   Injunctive relief.
448.970   Penalties; appeal.
448.980   Interstate medical licensure compact.
448.981   Implementation of the interstate medical licensure compact.
448.985   Physical therapy licensure compact.
448.986   Implementation of the physical therapy licensure compact.
Ch. 448 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See definitions in s. 440.01.
subch. I of ch. 448 SUBCHAPTER I
448.01 448.01 Definitions. In this chapter:
448.01(2) (2)“Disease" means any pain, injury, deformity or physical or mental illness or departure from complete health or the proper condition of the human body or any of its parts.
448.01(5) (5)“Physician" means an individual possessing the degree of doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy or an equivalent degree as determined by the medical examining board, and holding a license granted by the medical examining board. This subsection does not apply in s. 448.980.
448.01(6) (6)“Physician assistant" means an individual licensed by the medical examining board to provide medical care with physician supervision and direction or to practice podiatry with podiatrist supervision and direction.
448.01(9) (9)“Practice of medicine and surgery" means:
448.01(9)(a) (a) To examine into the fact, condition or cause of human health or disease, or to treat, operate, prescribe or advise for the same, by any means or instrumentality.
448.01(9)(b) (b) To apply principles or techniques of medical sciences in the diagnosis or prevention of any of the conditions described in par. (a) and in sub. (2).
448.01(9)(c) (c) To penetrate, pierce or sever the tissues of a human being.
448.01(9)(d) (d) To offer, undertake, attempt or do or hold oneself out in any manner as able to do any of the acts described in this subsection.
448.01(9s) (9s)“Scene of an emergency" means an area not within the confines of a hospital or other institution which has hospital facilities or the office of a person licensed, certified or holding a limited permit under this chapter.
448.01(10) (10)“Treat the sick" means to examine into the fact, condition or cause of human health or disease, or to treat, operate, prescribe or advise for the same, or to undertake, offer, advertise, announce or hold out in any manner to do any of the aforementioned acts, for compensation, direct or indirect, or in the expectation thereof.
448.01(12) (12)“Warn" means to privately apprise the holder of a license or certificate of the unprofessional nature of the holder's conduct and admonish the holder that continued or repeated conduct of such nature may give the medical examining board or an attached affiliated credentialing board cause to reprimand the holder or to limit, suspend or revoke such license or certificate.
448.01 Note NOTE: Chapter 383, laws of 1975, which repealed and recreated chapter 448 of the statutes contains a statement of legislative policy in section 1.
448.01 Annotation A physician, subject to certain limitations, may advise a patient whether or not continued chiropractic care is necessary without engaging in the unauthorized practice of chiropractic. 68 Atty. Gen. 316.
subch. II of ch. 448 SUBCHAPTER II
Subch. II of ch. 448 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also Med, Wis. adm. code.
448.015 448.015 Definitions. In this subchapter:
448.015(1b) (1b)“Anesthesiologist" means a physician who has completed a residency in anesthesiology approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology or the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology, holds an unrestricted license, and is actively engaged in clinical practice.
448.015(1c) (1c)“Anesthesiologist assistant" means an individual licensed by the board to assist an anesthesiologist in the delivery of certain medical care with anesthesiologist supervision.
448.015(1d) (1d)“Board" means medical examining board.
448.015(1dm) (1dm)“Compact license" means an expedited license granted by the board pursuant to the interstate medical licensure compact under s. 448.980.
448.015(1e) (1e)“Extracorporeal circulation" means the diversion of a patient's blood through a heart-lung machine or a similar device that assumes the functions of the patient's heart or lungs or both.
448.015(1m) (1m)“Perfusion" means that branch or system of treating the sick that is limited to the operation and management of extracorporeal circulation to support, temporarily replace, measure, treat, or supplement the cardiopulmonary and circulatory system of a patient, including, when necessary to and part of the management and operation of extracorporeal circulation, the use of blood testing and advanced life support techniques and technologies, autotransfusion, and the administration of blood, blood products, and anesthetic and pharmacological agents.
448.015(1s) (1s)“Perfusionist" means an individual who practices perfusion.
448.015(1u) (1u)“Podiatrist" has the meaning given in s. 448.60 (3).
448.015(1w) (1w)“Podiatry" has the meaning given in s. 448.60 (4).
448.015(2) (2)“Respiratory care" means that branch or system of treating the sick which is limited to assisting in the prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of respiratory disorders by various means, including the administration of medical gases, oxygen therapy, ventilation therapy, artificial airway care, bronchial hygiene therapy, aerosolization of pharmacological agents, respiratory rehabilitation therapy and other treatment, testing, evaluation and rehabilitation procedures performed under the direction of a physician, but not including the use of general anesthetic agents.
448.015(3) (3)“Respiratory care practitioner" means an individual who practices respiratory care.
448.015(4) (4)
448.015(4)(am)(am) “Unprofessional conduct" means all of the following:
448.015(4)(am)1. 1. Those acts or attempted acts of commission or omission defined as unprofessional conduct by the board under the authority delegated to the board by s. 15.08 (5) (b).
448.015(4)(am)2. 2. Any act by a physician or physician assistant in violation of ch. 450 or 961.
448.015(4)(am)2m. 2m. A determination made by a physician assistant under ch. 154 or 155 if the physician assistant does not have sufficient education, training, and experience to make the determination.
448.015(4)(am)3. 3. Failure by a physician to report as required under s. 448.115.
448.015(4)(bm) (bm) “Unprofessional conduct" does not include any of the following:
448.015(4)(bm)1. 1. Providing expedited partner therapy as described in s. 448.035.
448.015(4)(bm)2. 2. Prescribing or delivering an opioid antagonist in accordance with s. 448.037 (2).
448.02 448.02 Authority.
448.02(1)(1)License. The board may grant licenses, including various classes of temporary licenses, to practice medicine and surgery, to practice as an administrative physician, to practice perfusion, to practice as an anesthesiologist assistant, and to practice as a physician assistant.
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