2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 448. Medical practices.
448.04 Classes of license; certificate of licensure.

448.04

448.04 Classes of license; certificate of licensure.

448.04(1)

(1) Classes of license.

448.04(1)(a)

(a) License to practice medicine and surgery. A person holding a license to practice medicine and surgery may practice as defined in s. 448.01 (9) and as provided in s. 448.035.

448.04(1)(b)

(b) Temporary license to practice medicine and surgery.

448.04(1)(b)1.

1. An applicant for license to practice medicine and surgery who has passed an examination satisfactory to the board, or who is a graduate of a medical school in this state, and who more than 30 days prior to the date set by the board for the holding of its next examination has complied with all the requirements of s. 448.05 (2) and (7) may, at the discretion of the board, be granted a temporary license to practice medicine and surgery. Such temporary license shall expire 60 days after the next examination for license is given or on the date following the examination on which the board grants or denies such applicant a license, whichever occurs first; but the temporary license shall automatically expire on the first day the board begins its examination of applicants after granting such license, unless its holder submits to examination on such date. The board may require an applicant for temporary licensure under this subdivision to appear before a member of the board for an interview and oral examination. A temporary license shall be granted under this subsection only once to the same person.

448.04 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. Med 2, Wis. adm. code.

448.04(1)(b)2.

2. An applicant who is a graduate of a foreign medical school and who, because of noteworthy professional attainment, is invited to serve on the academic staff of a medical school in this state as a visiting professor, may be granted a temporary license to practice medicine and surgery if the applicant does not have an arrest or conviction record, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335. Such license shall remain in force only while the holder is serving full-time on the academic staff of a medical school, and the holder's entire practice is limited to the duties of the academic position. Such license shall expire 2 years after its date of granting and may be renewed at the discretion of the board. The board may require an applicant for licensure under this subdivision to appear before a member of the board for an interview.

448.04 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. Med 3, Wis. adm. code.

448.04(1)(b)3.

3. The board may grant a temporary license to practice medicine and surgery for a period not to exceed 90 days to a nonresident physician who is serving on a full-time or temporary basis in a camp or other recreational facility, or to a physician temporarily maintaining the practice of another physician. In either case, the applicant for such temporary license must satisfy the board that the applicant is needed in the area in which the applicant wishes to serve and that the applicant holds a license granted upon written examination in another licensing jurisdiction of the United States or Canada. The board may renew such temporary license for additional periods of 90 days each but may not renew such license more than 3 consecutive times. The board may require an applicant for such temporary license to appear before a member of the board for interview.

448.04 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. Med 4, Wis. adm. code.

448.04(1)(c)

(c) Temporary educational permit to practice medicine and surgery. Application for a temporary educational permit to practice medicine and surgery may be made to the board by a person who meets the requirements of s. 448.05 (2). Such permit may be issued for a period not to exceed one year and may be renewed annually for not more than 4 years. Such permit shall entitle the holder to take postgraduate educational training in a facility approved by the board. The holder of such permit may, under the direction of a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this state, perform services requisite to the training authorized by this section. Acting under such direction, the holder of such permit shall also have the right to prescribe drugs and to sign any certificates, reports, or other papers for the use of public authorities which are required of or permitted to persons licensed to practice medicine and surgery. The holder of such permit shall confine training and practice to the facility in which the holder is taking the training. The purpose of this paragraph is solely to provide opportunities in this state for the postgraduate education of certain persons having training in medicine and surgery satisfactory to the board, without compliance with the licensure requirements of this subchapter. Nothing in this paragraph changes in any respect the requirements for licensure to practice medicine and surgery in this state. The violation of this paragraph by the holder of such permit shall constitute cause for the revocation of the permit. All holders of such permits shall be subject to such provisions of this subchapter as the board, by rule, determines are appropriate and to any penalties applicable to those with a temporary or regular license to practice medicine and surgery. The board may require an applicant for licensure under this paragraph to appear before a member of the board for an interview and oral examination.

448.04 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. Med 5, Wis. adm. code.

448.04(1)(d)

(d) License to practice perfusion. A person holding a license to practice perfusion may practice perfusion under the orders and supervision of a physician.

448.04 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. Med 22, Wis. adm. code.

448.04(1)(e)

(e) Temporary license to practice perfusion. The board may, by rule, provide for a temporary license to practice perfusion for a person who satisfies the requirements of s. 448.05 (3) but who has not passed an examination under s. 448.05 (6). The board may issue a temporary license for a period not to exceed one year and may renew a temporary license annually for not more than 5 years. A person who holds a temporary license may not practice perfusion unless the person is under the supervision and direction of a licensed perfusionist at all times while the person is performing perfusion. The board may promulgate rules governing supervision by licensed perfusionists, except that those rules may not require the immediate physical presence of the supervising, licensed perfusionist.

448.04 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. Med 22, Wis. adm. code.

448.04(1)(f)

(f) Physician assistant license. The board shall license as a physician assistant an individual who meets the requirements for licensure under s. 448.05 (5). The board may, by rule, provide for various classes of temporary licenses to practice as physician assistants.

448.04 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. Med 8, Wis. adm. code.

448.04(1)(i)

(i)

448.04(1)(i)1.

1. The board may certify as a respiratory care practitioner any individual who completes an application, meets the qualifications for certification under s. 448.05 (5r), and passes the examination required under s. 448.05 (6).

448.04(1)(i)2.

2. The board may, by rule, provide for a temporary certificate to practice respiratory care to be granted to any individual who completes an application and meets the requirements of s. 448.05 (5r) but has not passed the examination required by s. 448.05 (6). Temporary certificates under this subdivision may be issued for a period not to exceed one year and may not be renewed.

448.04(1)(i)3.

3. The board may issue a temporary certificate to practice respiratory care to an individual who submits to the board an application, the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1) (a), written verification that the applicant has passed the national board for respiratory care's certified respiratory therapy technician examination, evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant meets the requirements of s. 448.05 (5r), and evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant is certified to practice respiratory care in another state. The board may not issue a temporary certificate under this subdivision to an individual who has previously been issued a temporary certificate under this subdivision. If an applicant for a temporary certificate under this subdivision has been subjected to professional discipline as a result of the applicant's practice of respiratory care, the applicant shall submit to the board a description of the circumstances of the discipline. A temporary certificate under this subdivision may be issued for a period not to exceed 3 months and may not be renewed.

448.04 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. Med 20, Wis. adm. code.

448.04(2)

(2) Certificate of licensure. Each license granted by the board shall be attested by a certificate of licensure.

448.04(3)

(3) Duplicate. Any person holding a license or certificate granted under this subchapter, which is lost, stolen or destroyed, may apply to the board for a duplicate thereof. Such application shall be made in such manner as the board may designate and shall be accompanied by an affidavit setting out the circumstances of loss. The board shall then issue a duplicate bearing on its face the word "duplicate".

448.04 - ANNOT.

History: 1975 c. 383, 421; 1979 c. 162 s. 38 (10); 1979 c. 337; 1981 c. 380; 1981 c. 391 s. 211; 1985 a. 290; 1987 a. 399; 1989 a. 31, 229; 1991 a. 39, 180; 1993 a. 105, 107; 1997 a. 67, 175; 1999 a. 180; 2001 a. 89; 2007 a. 54; 2009 a. 280, 382.

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