2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 448. Medical practices.
448.10 Previous practice.


448.10 Previous practice.


(1) Osteopathy. Sections 448.02 (1), 448.03 (1) and (3), 448.04 and 448.05 shall not be construed to abrogate the existing rights, privileges and immunities of any person licensed to practice osteopathy and surgery, or osteopathy, who does not hold license to practice medicine and surgery.


(4) Massage and hydrotherapy. Any person who, on July 11, 1953, was practicing massage and hydrotherapy in this state under a certificate of registration issued pursuant to s. 147.185, 1951 stats., as it existed prior to July 11, 1953, or who had applied for a certificate of registration in massage and hydrotherapy before said date, shall have the right to continue to so practice under such certificate, and the term "massage and hydrotherapy" shall be deemed to include the use of galvanic generator, diathermy, infrared ray and ultraviolet light for massage purposes. Nothing contained in this subsection shall limit the existing authority of the board to revoke such certificate for cause, and in addition, the board may require the holder of such certificate to demonstrate by examination fitness to use the instrumentalities enumerated in this subsection. A lack of such fitness shall constitute cause for revocation of such certificate. No such certificate holder shall treat a specific disease except on the advice of a licensed physician.


(5) Midwifery. Any person who, on May 7, 1953, was practicing midwifery in this state under a certificate of registration issued by the board may continue to so practice under such certificate but subject to the provisions of ch. 150, 1951 stats., as in effect prior to such date and subject to the other provisions of this subchapter.

448.10 - ANNOT.

History: 1975 c. 383, 421; 1981 c. 390; 1985 a. 135; 1993 a. 107; 1997 a. 175.

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