2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
May 1, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Tittl, Hintz, Novak, Murphy,
Kitchens, Subeck, Berceau, Skowronski, E. Brooks, Spiros, Mursau,
Shankland, Considine, Crowley, Vruwink, Krug, Genrich, Spreitzer,
Jagler, Riemer and C. Taylor, cosponsored by Senators Olsen, Carpenter,
Vinehout, Wirch, L. Taylor, Bewley, Hansen and Petrowski. Referred to
Committee on Health.
1An Act to create
20.435 (1) (cf) and 252.185 of the statutes; relating to:
2communicable disease control and prevention funding.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Health Services to distribute funds to local
health departments to use for communicable disease control and prevention
measures, specifically, disease surveillance, contact tracing, staff development and
training, improving communication among health care professionals, public
education and outreach, and other infection control measures as required by law.
Under the bill, DHS must take into consideration certain factors to establish an
equitable allocation formula for the distribution of funds. The bill also requires each
local health department to submit to DHS a financial statement regarding its use of
funds received from DHS.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 4
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.435 (1) (cf) of the statutes is created to read:
(cf) Communicable disease control and prevention.
As a continuing 3
appropriation, the amounts in the schedule for communicable disease control and 4
prevention under s. 252.185.
252.185 of the statutes is created to read:
6252.185 Communicable disease control and prevention. (1)
From the 7
appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (cf), the department shall distribute moneys to local 8
health departments to use for disease surveillance, contact tracing, staff 9
development and training, improving communication among health care 10
professionals, public education and outreach, and other infection control measures 11
as required under this chapter. The department shall consider the following factors 12
to establish an equitable allocation formula for the distribution of moneys under this 13
(a) Base allocation, including at least some base amount for each local health 15
(c) Target populations.
(d) Risk factors.
(e) Geographic area, including consideration of the size of the service area or 2
the density of population, or both.
By January 1, 2019, and biennially thereafter, each local health department 4
shall submit to the division of the department that addresses public health issues a 5
financial statement of its use of funds under this section.
This act takes effect on the day after publication, or on the 2nd day after 8
publication of the 2017 biennial budget act, whichever is later.