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MEB releases proposed informed consent rules

At its monthly meeting in Madison on Wednesday the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board released proposed administrative code language to reflect updated physician informed consent law. Updating the state’s informed consent law was a major legislative victory in the Capitol this biennium following the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s split opinions in the 2012 Jandre decision.

The proposal will update MED 18 – the new language proposal starts on page 235 of this month’s MEB agenda (PDF download is 250 pages). The current MED 18 can be found here. The Society will continue to follow the rule-making progress and provide input to the MEB when necessary to ensure the code properly clarifies the new informed consent law.

The MEB moved forward on two other rule updates:

  • Clearinghouse Rule 14-033 amends MED 13.06 to require MEB staff to perform random audits of Continuing Medical Education completion submissions. It is anticipated that staff will audit approximately 10 percent of CME submissions each year.
  • Another set of rule changes will reflect 2013 Act 240, which changed various requirements for obtaining a medical license and created new classes of licenses in Wisconsin. The update will affect at least three different administrative code sections – more details will come at the MEB’s June meeting.

Contact Mark Grapentine, JD, in the Society’s Government Relations department with any questions.

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