In this subchapter:

Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 448.015

  • 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
  • Physician assistant: means a person licensed as a physician assistant under subch. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
   (1b)   “Anesthesiologist” means a physician who has completed a residency in anesthesiology approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology or the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology, holds an unrestricted license, and is actively engaged in clinical practice.
   (1c)   “Anesthesiologist assistant” means an individual licensed by the board to assist an anesthesiologist in the delivery of certain medical care with anesthesiologist supervision.
   (1d)   “Board” means medical examining board.
   (1dm)   “Compact license” means an expedited license granted by the board pursuant to the interstate medical licensure compact under s. 448.980.
   (1e)   “Extracorporeal circulation” means the diversion of a patient’s blood through a heart-lung machine or a similar device that assumes the functions of the patient’s heart or lungs or both.
   (1m)   “Perfusion” means that branch or system of treating the sick that is limited to the operation and management of extracorporeal circulation to support, temporarily replace, measure, treat, or supplement the cardiopulmonary and circulatory system of a patient, including, when necessary to and part of the management and operation of extracorporeal circulation, the use of blood testing and advanced life support techniques and technologies, autotransfusion, and the administration of blood, blood products, and anesthetic and pharmacological agents.
   (1s)   “Perfusionist” means an individual who practices perfusion.
   (1u)   “Podiatrist” has the meaning given in s. 448.60 (3).
   (1w)   “Podiatry” has the meaning given in s. 448.60 (4).
   (2)   “Respiratory care” means that branch or system of treating the sick which is limited to assisting in the prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of respiratory disorders by various means, including the administration of medical gases, oxygen therapy, ventilation therapy, artificial airway care, bronchial hygiene therapy, aerosolization of pharmacological agents, respiratory rehabilitation therapy and other treatment, testing, evaluation and rehabilitation procedures performed under the direction of a physician, but not including the use of general anesthetic agents.
   (3)   “Respiratory care practitioner” means an individual who practices respiratory care.
      (am)    “Unprofessional conduct” means all of the following:
         1.    Those acts or attempted acts of commission or omission defined as unprofessional conduct by the board under the authority delegated to the board by s. 15.08 (5) (b).
         2.    Any act by a physician in violation of ch. 450 or 961.
         2m.    A determination made by a physician assistant under ch. 154 or 155 if the physician assistant does not have sufficient education, training, and experience to make the determination.
         3.    Failure by a physician to report as required under s. 448.115.
      (bm)    “Unprofessional conduct” does not include any of the following:
         1.    Providing expedited partner therapy as described in s. 448.035.
         2.    Prescribing or delivering an opioid antagonist in accordance with s. 448.037 (2).