Wis. Admin. Code Medical Examining Board § Med 20.04 - Examinations; panel review of applications

Current through March 28, 2022

(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.
(4) An applicant may be required to complete an oral examination if the applicant:
(a) Has 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 care.
(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 care.
(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.
(L) Has violated s. Med 20.06(5m).
(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.
(6) 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.
(7) 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.

Notes

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) Register October 2019 No. 766, eff. 11/1/2019

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