2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 448. Medical practices.
448.655 Malpractice liability insurance.

448.655

448.655 Malpractice liability insurance.

448.655(1)

(1) A licensed podiatrist shall annually submit to the affiliated credentialing board evidence satisfactory to the affiliated credentialing board that the podiatrist satisfies one of the following:

448.655(1)(a)

(a) The podiatrist has in effect malpractice liability insurance coverage in the amount of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence and $1,000,000 for all occurrences in one year.

448.655(1)(b)

(b) The podiatrist meets all of the following conditions:

448.655(1)(b)1.

1. The podiatrist's principal place of practice is not in this state.

448.655(1)(b)2.

2. The podiatrist will not be engaged in the practice of podiatry in this state for more than 240 hours during the following 12 months.

448.655(1)(b)3.

3. The podiatrist has in effect malpractice liability insurance coverage that covers services provided by the podiatrist to patients in this state and which is in one of the following amounts:

448.655(1)(b)3.a.

a. At least the minimum amount of malpractice liability insurance coverage that is required under the laws of the state in which the affiliated credentialing board determines that his or her principal place of practice is located.

448.655(1)(b)3.b.

b. If the podiatrist is not required under the laws of the state in which the affiliated credentialing board determines that his or her principal place of practice is located to have in effect a minimum amount of malpractice liability insurance coverage, at least the minimum amount of malpractice liability insurance coverage that the affiliated credentialing board determines is necessary to protect the public.

448.655(2)

(2) For purposes of sub. (1), a podiatrist's principal place of practice is not in this state if the affiliated credentialing board determines that, during the following 12 months, any of the following applies:

448.655(2)(a)

(a) More than 50% of the podiatrist's practice will be performed outside this state.

448.655(2)(b)

(b) More than 50% of the income from the podiatrist's practice will be derived from outside this state.

448.655(2)(c)

(c) More than 50% of the podiatrist's patients will be treated by the podiatrist outside this state.

448.655(3)

(3) The affiliated credentialing board may suspend, revoke or refuse to issue or renew the license of a podiatrist who fails to procure or to submit proof of the malpractice liability insurance coverage required under sub. (1).

448.655 - ANNOT.

History: 1985 a. 340; 1989 a. 152; 1997 a. 175 ss. 51 to 56; Stats. 1997 s. 448.655.

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Wisconsin may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.