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January 2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 21, 2017 - Introduced by Committee on Senate Organization, Senators
Marklein, Darling, Harsdorf, Vukmir, Olsen, Wanggaard, Testin, Cowles,
Carpenter, L. Taylor and Lasee, cosponsored by Representatives Nygren,
VanderMeer, Tranel, Quinn, Novak, Ripp, Petryk, E. Brooks, Bernier,
Spiros, Murphy, Ballweg, Felzkowski, Steffen, Skowronski, Swearingen,
Kleefisch, Mursau, Kulp, Subeck, Vruwink, Fields, Sargent, Genrich,
Tittl, Rohrkaste, Ohnstad, Billings, Zepnick, Sinicki, Doyle, Krug,
Petersen, Tusler, Kolste, Jagler, Rodriguez, Born, Hutton and Wachs, by
request of Governor Scott Walker. Referred to Committee on Health and
Human Services.
SB7,1,2 1An Act relating to: grants to establish and expand graduate training in an
2addiction specialty and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Generally, this bill expands graduate medical training in an addiction specialty.
The bill allows the Department of Health Services to award grants to hospitals under
an existing graduate medical training grant program to increase the number of
physicians trained in an addiction specialty. To receive a grant, a hospital must
expand fellowship positions in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry for
physicians practicing in specialties for which a hospital may currently receive a
grant. Those specialties are family medicine, general internal medicine, general
surgery, pediatrics, or psychiatry. Currently, DHS awards grants to hospitals to add
positions to their existing accredited graduate medical training program.
The bill also allows DHS to award a grant to a hospital for the development of
an addiction specialist training program under an existing grant program designed
to promote establishment of graduate medical training programs in rural hospitals.
To receive a grant under the bill, the hospital must create a fellowship program in
addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry for physicians in family medicine,
general internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, or psychiatry, which are the
specialties for which a rural hospital may currently receive a grant for establishing
a graduate medical training program.

For further information see the state 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:
SB7,1 1Section 1 . Nonstatutory provisions.
SB7,2,92 (1) Expanding graduate medical training in an addiction specialty. From the
3appropriation under section 20.435 (4) (b) of the statutes and notwithstanding the
4funding limitations in section 146.64 (2) (c) 1. of the statutes, the department of
5health services may award grants to hospitals under section 146.64 of the statutes
6to increase the number of physicians trained in an addiction specialty. To receive a
7grant under this subsection, the hospital shall expand fellowship positions in
8addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry for physicians practicing family
9medicine, general internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, or psychiatry.
SB7,2,1710 (2) Establishing addiction specialist training program. Notwithstanding any
11limitations in section 146.63 of the statutes that are inconsistent with this
12subsection, the department of health services may award a grant to a hospital under
13section 146.63 of the statutes to develop an addiction specialist training program.
14To receive a grant under this subsection, the hospital shall create a fellowship
15program in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry for physicians practicing
16family medicine, general internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, or
17psychiatry.
SB7,2 18Section 2. Fiscal changes.
SB7,3,719 (1) Graduate medical training; addiction specialties. In the schedule under
20section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation to the department of health
21services under section 20.435 (4) (b) of the statutes, the dollar amount for fiscal year

12017-18 is increased by $63,000 to support fellowships in addiction medicine or
2addiction psychiatry in graduate medical training programs as described in Section
31 (1 ) of this act. In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the
4appropriation to the department of health services under section 20.435 (4) (b) of the
5statutes, the dollar amount for fiscal year 2018-19 is increased by $63,000 to support
6fellowships in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry in graduate medical
7training programs as described in Section 1 (1 ) of this act.
SB7,3,88 (End)
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