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  Date of enactment: January 26, 2016
2015 Assembly Bill 453   Date of publication*: January 27, 2016
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
2015 WISCONSIN ACT 127
An Act relating to: requiring the Family Care benefit and self-directed services option to be provided in Rock County.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
127,1 Section 1. Nonstatutory provisions.
(1) Family Care expansion to Rock County.
(a) The department of health services shall do all of the following for residents of Rock County:
1. Contract with an entity to provide the services under section 46.283 of the statutes as a resource center such that services of a resource center are available to residents of Rock County before July 1, 2016, if services of a resource center are not already being provided to residents of Rock County by that date.
2. Contract with an entity as provided under section 46.284 (2) of the statutes to administer the Family Care benefit as a care management organization such that the Family Care benefit is available to residents of Rock County on July 1, 2016. Notwithstanding section 46.284 (2) (bm) of the statutes, the department of health services is not required to solicit the contract under the competitive sealed proposal process under section 16.75 (2m) of the statutes.
3. Provide services under the self-directed services option, known as IRIS, that is operated under a waiver from the secretary of the federal department of health and human services under 42 USC 1396n (c) such that the services are available to residents of Rock County on July 1, 2016.
(b) Notwithstanding section 46.281 (1g) (b) of the statutes, the department of health services is not required to obtain approval from the joint committee on finance to enter contracts or provide services as described in paragraph (a).
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