Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 448.978

  • 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.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Physician assistant: means a person licensed as a physician assistant under subch. 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 board may conduct investigations and hearings to determine whether a person has violated this subchapter or a rule promulgated under this subchapter.
   (2)   Subject to the rules promulgated under s. 440.03 (1), if a person who applies for or holds a license issued under s. 448.974 does any of the following, the board may reprimand the person or deny, limit, suspend, or revoke the person’s license:
      (a)    Makes a material misstatement in an application for a license or an application for renewal of a license under s. 448.974.
      (b)    Violates any law of this state or federal law that substantially relates to the practice of a physician assistant, violates this subchapter, or violates a rule promulgated under this subchapter.
      (c)    Advertises, practices, or attempts to practice under another person’s name.
      (d)    Engages in unprofessional conduct. In this paragraph, “unprofessional conduct” does not include any of the following:
         1.    Providing expedited partner therapy as described in s. 448.9725.
         2.    Prescribing or delivering an opioid antagonist in accordance with s. 448.9727 (2).
      (e)    Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, is arrested for or convicted of a felony.
      (f)    Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.34, practices as a physician assistant while his or her ability is impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
      (g)    Engages in fraud or deceit in obtaining or using his or her license.
      (h)    Is adjudicated mentally incompetent by a court.
      (i)    Demonstrates gross negligence, incompetence, or misconduct in practice.
      (j)    Knowingly, recklessly, or negligently divulges a privileged communication or other confidential patient health care information except as required or permitted by state or federal law.
      (k)    Fails to cooperate with the board, or fails to timely respond to a request for information by the board, in connection with an investigation under this section.
      (L)    Prescribes, sells, administers, distributes, orders, or provides a controlled substance for a purpose other than a medical purpose.
      (m)    Demonstrates a lack of physical or mental ability to safely practice as a physician assistant.
      (n)    Engages in any practice that is outside the scope of his or her experience, education, or training.
      (o)    Is disciplined or has been disciplined by another state or jurisdiction based upon acts or conduct similar to acts or conduct prohibited under pars. (a) to (n).