Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 440.986
- Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
- Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- State: when applied to states of the United States, includes the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the several territories organized by Congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
(1) Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the department may conduct investigations and hearings to determine whether a violation of this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter has occurred.
(2) Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the department may reprimand a licensed midwife or deny, limit, suspend, or revoke a license granted under this subchapter if the department finds that the applicant or the licensed midwife has done any of the following:
(a) Intentionally made a material misstatement in an application for a license or for renewal of a license.
(b) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.34, practiced midwifery while his or her ability to engage in the practice was impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
(c) Advertised in a manner that is false or misleading.
(d) In the course of the practice of midwifery, made a substantial misrepresentation that was relied upon by a client.
(e) In the course of the practice of midwifery, engaged in conduct that evidences an inability to apply the principles or skills of midwifery.
(f) Obtained or attempted to obtain compensation through fraud or deceit.
(g) Allowed another person to use a license granted under this subchapter.
(h) Violated any law of this state or federal law that substantially relates to the practice of midwifery, violated this subchapter, or violated any rule promulgated under this subchapter.
(3) Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), the department shall revoke a license granted under this subchapter if the licensed midwife is convicted of any of the offenses specified in s. 440.982 (2).