Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 449.07

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols or figures. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • 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
  • 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)    The examining board, by order, may reprimand and may deny, limit, suspend or revoke any license or certificate of registration if the licensee or registrant:
      (a)    Obtained the license or certificate through error or fraud;
      (b)    Is grossly incompetent;
      (c)    Is habitually drunk or addicted to the use of habit-forming drugs;
      (d)    Has been convicted in a court of competent jurisdiction, either within or without this state, of any violation of any law governing the practice of optometry or of any felony, subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, a certified copy of the record of conviction to be conclusive evidence of such conviction;
      (e)    Has obtained or sought to obtain anything of value by fraudulent representation in the practice of optometry;
      (f)    Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct;
      (fm)    Violates s. 449.17, 449.18 or 449.19;
      (g)    Continued practice, knowingly having an infectious or contagious disease; or
      (h)    If the applicant or registrant maintains a professional connection or association with any other person continuing to violate this chapter after 10 days’ notice in writing by the examining board.
   (3)   Upon application and satisfactory proof that the cause of such revocation or suspension no longer exists, the examining board may reinstate any license or registration by it suspended or revoked. This subsection does not apply to a license or registration that is suspended under s. 440.13 (2) (c) or that is revoked under s. 440.12.