2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 448. Medical practices.
448.05 Qualification for licensure or certification; examinations; application.

448.05

448.05 Qualification for licensure or certification; examinations; application.

448.05(1)

(1) General requirements. To be qualified for the grant of any license or certificate by the board, an applicant must:

448.05(1)(a)

(a) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, not have an arrest or conviction record.

448.05(1)(b)

(b) Meet the specific requirements as set out in this section for that class of license or certificate for which applying.

448.05(1)(c)

(c) Achieve a passing grade in the examinations required in this section.

448.05(1)(d)

(d) Be found qualified by three-fourths of the members of the board, except that an applicant for a temporary license under s. 448.04 (1) (b) 1. and 3. and (e) must be found qualified by 2 members of the board.

448.05(2)

(2) License to practice medicine and surgery. An applicant for any class of license to practice medicine and surgery must supply evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant is a graduate of and possesses a diploma from a medical or osteopathic college approved by the board and has completed postgraduate training of 12 months in a facility approved by the board. If an applicant is a graduate of a foreign medical school which has not been approved by the board, and if such applicant has had postgraduate training in this country in a 12-month program approved by the board or has had other professional experience which the board deems has given the applicant the education and training substantially equivalent, and if such applicant has passed the examinations given by the educational council for foreign medical graduates or its successors, the board may make such additional inquiry including a personal interview as satisfies it that the applicant has had such education and training. If a majority of the board is so satisfied, the applicant may then be admitted to examination for a license to practice medicine and surgery. If an applicant is a graduate of a foreign medical school not approved by the board, and such foreign medical school requires either social service or internship or both of its graduates, and if such applicant has not completed such requirements but has completed a 12-month supervised clinical training program under the direction of a medical school approved by the board and has complied with all other requirements of this subsection for graduates of foreign medical schools not approved by the board, the applicant may then be admitted to examination for a license to practice medicine and surgery.

448.05(3)

(3) License to practice perfusion. An applicant for a license to practice perfusion must supply evidence satisfactory to the board that he or she has successfully completed an educational program in perfusion recognized by the board and accredited by the Accreditation Committee for Perfusion Education of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or its successor.

448.05(5)

(5) Physician assistant license.

448.05(5)(a)

(a) The board shall promulgate rules establishing licensing standards and practice standards for physician assistants and shall license persons under those rules. The board may not grant a license as a physician assistant to an applicant unless the applicant submits evidence satisfactory to the board of all of the following:

448.05(5)(a)1.

1. That the applicant has passed the certifying examination administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

448.05(5)(a)2.

2. That the applicant has satisfactorily completed a physician assistant training program that is accredited by the American Medical Association's Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation or its successor.

448.05(5)(c)

(c) In promulgating rules under par. (a), the board shall recognize the objective under s. 448.20 (4).

448.05 - ANNOT.

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

448.05(5r)

(5r) Certificate as respiratory care practitioner. An applicant for a certificate or a temporary certificate to practice respiratory care shall submit evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant is a graduate of a school with a course of instruction in respiratory care approved by the commission on accreditation of allied health education programs of the American Medical Association.

448.05 - ANNOT.

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

448.05(6)

(6) Examinations.

448.05(6)(a)

(a) Except as provided in par. (am), the board shall examine each applicant it finds eligible under this section in such subject matters as the board deems applicable to the class of license or certificate which the applicant seeks to have granted. Examinations may be both written and oral. In lieu of its own examinations, in whole or in part, the board may make such use as it deems appropriate of examinations prepared, administered, and scored by national examining agencies, or by other licensing jurisdictions of the United States or Canada. The board shall specify passing grades for any and all examinations required.

448.05(6)(am)

(am) When examining an applicant for a license to practice perfusion under par. (a), the board shall use an examination at least as stringent and comprehensive as the certification examination used by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion or its successor.

448.05 - ANNOT.

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

448.05(6)(b)

(b) The board may require an applicant who fails to appear for or to complete the required examinations to reapply for licensure or certification before being admitted to subsequent examinations.

448.05(6)(c)

(c) An applicant who fails to achieve a passing grade in the required examinations may request reexamination, and may be reexamined not more than twice at not less than 4-month intervals, and shall pay a reexamination fee for each such reexamination. An applicant who fails to achieve a passing grade on the 2nd such reexamination may not be admitted to further examination until the applicant reapplies for licensure or certification and also presents to the board evidence of further professional training or education as the board may deem appropriate.

448.05(7)

(7) Application. Application for any class of license or certificate shall be made as a verified statement in a form provided by the department and at such time and place as the board may designate, and shall be accompanied by satisfactory evidence setting out the qualifications imposed by this section. Application for any class of license to practice medicine and surgery also shall be accompanied by a verified statement that the applicant is familiar with the state health laws and the rules of the department of health services as related to communicable diseases.

448.05 - ANNOT.

History: 1975 c. 383, 421; 1979 c. 221; 1981 c. 380; 1981 c. 391 s. 211; 1987 a. 399; 1989 a. 229; 1991 a. 180; 1993 a. 105, 107; 1995 a. 27 s. 9126 (19); 1995 a. 171, 172, 245; 1997 a. 27, 67, 175; 1999 a. 180; 2001 a. 89; 2007 a. 20 s. 9121 (6) (a).

448.05 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. Med 1, 2, 3, and 4, Wis. adm. code.

448.05 - ANNOT.

An unlicensed 1st-year resident should be held to the standard of care applicable to an unlicensed 1st-year resident based on the unique restrictions applicable, in this case that he had no authority or privileges to provide primary obstetrical care and was not supposed to act as the primary attending physician, but was to assess and report findings and differential diagnoses to an upper level senior resident or to the attending obstetrician. Phelps v. Physicians Insurance Company of Wisconsin, Inc. 2004 WI 85, 282 Wis. 2d 69, 698 N.W.2d 643, 03-0580

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