The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) has now implemented 2021 Act 10 provisions that permanently enable health care professionals licensed in another state to immediately start practice in Wisconsin while they seek approval of their regular license. The Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) has advocated for the licensure provision on behalf of its members.
As permanently provided by 2021 Act 10, health care professionals may immediately begin practice in Wisconsin pending approval of their regular license by submitting an attestation to DSPS from the professional and his or her employer that the professional has a license in good standing in another state and has no active investigations or restrictions.
“This permanent, new licensure process is the most impactful licensure reform measure enacted in Wisconsin in decades,” said Wisconsin Hospital Association President and CEO Eric Borgerding. “High-quality physicians, nurses, pharmacists and all other licensed health care professionals recruited to Wisconsin from another state can now immediately start serving Wisconsin communities while DSPS processes their regular Wisconsin license. This cuts regulatory red tape by leveraging the existing credentialing and review that is undertaken by the professional’s employer and prior state of practice.”
This week, DSPS posted on its website the health care professional and health care employer attestation forms that enable practice in Wisconsin under 2021 Act 10.
WHA has posted additional information about utilizing the new 2021 Act 10 process to immediately begin practice in Wisconsin its website with a member login. A recording of a May 5 WHA webinar on the 2021 Act 10 licensure reform is available here
. A written summary of the 2021 Act 10 licensure reform is available here
If you would like more information about the licensure provisions in 2021 Act 10, contact WHA General Counsel Matthew Stanford