(1) An applicant for
certification as a respiratory care practitioner shall pass the TMC. The
passing score for the TMC is 88 on the 2-digit scale.
(2) An applicant for certification as a
respiratory care practitioner shall pass a state board statutes and rules
examination conducted by the council as evidenced by documents submitted
directly to the council by the department's office of examinations. The passing
score for the examination under this subsection is 85 percent.
An applicant may be required to complete
an oral examination if the applicant:
a medical condition which in any way impairs or limits the applicant's ability
to practice respiratory care with reasonable skill and safety.
(b) Uses chemical substances so as to impair
in any way the applicant's ability to practice respiratory care with reasonable
skill and safety.
(c) Has been
disciplined or had licensure denied by a licensing or regulatory authority in
Wisconsin or another jurisdiction.
(d) Has been convicted of a crime the
circumstances of which substantially relate to the practice of respiratory
(e) Has practiced respiratory
care for 1,200 hours or less during the last 3 years.
(f) Has practiced respiratory care over 1,200
hours in the last 3 years, but practice was limited.
(g) Has been found negligent in the practice
of respiratory care or has been a party in a lawsuit in which it was alleged
that the applicant has been negligent in the practice of respiratory
(h) Has been diagnosed as
suffering from pedophilia, exhibitionism or voyeurism.
(i) Has within the past 2 years engaged in
the illegal use of controlled substances.
(j) Has been subject to adverse formal action
during the course of respiratory care education, postgraduate training,
hospital practice, or other respiratory care employment.
(k) Has been graduated from a respiratory
care school not approved by the board.
(4m) The board designates the council as its
agent for conducting oral examinations. At the request of the council, the
board shall provide a medical consultant to assist in evaluating applicants
examined under sub. (4) (a) and (b). The passing score for an oral examination
is 75 percent.
(5) All examinations
shall be conducted in English.
Where both written and oral examinations are required, they shall be scored
separately and the applicant shall achieve a passing score on all examinations
to qualify for a certificate.
An applicant who fails to receive a passing score on an examination under sub.
(2) or (4) may reapply by payment of the fee specified in s.
440.05, Stats. If
an applicant fails the examination under sub. (2) 3 times, the applicant may
not retake the examination unless the applicant submits evidence of having
completed further professional training or education as the board may
prescribe. An applicant may reapply for an oral examination twice at not less
than 4-month intervals.
(8) An oral
examination concerning the circumstances described in sub. (4) (a) or (b) shall
be limited to a determination whether, at the time of application, risk to the
health, safety, or welfare of patient or public arises from the applicant's
demonstrated inability to safely carry out necessary duties and
responsibilities inherent to the practice of respiratory care.
Wis. Admin. Code Medical Examining Board § Med 20.04
Cr. Register, December,
1991, No. 432, eff. 1-1-92; am. (3), (4) (c) to (f) and (6), r. and recr. (4)
(a) and (b), cr. (4) (h) to (k) and (8), Register, February, 1997, No. 494,
eff. 3-1-97; correction in (7) made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 7, Stats., Register,
December, 1999, No. 528.
Amended by, CR 18-101: am. (1), (2), renum. (3) to (4m),
am. (4) (e), (f), cr. (4) (L), am. (6), (7), (8)
October 2019 No. 766, eff.