2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
January 4, 2018 - Introduced by Senators Darling, Johnson, Carpenter, Larson,
Olsen, Ringhand, L. Taylor and Vinehout, cosponsored by Representatives
Billings, Snyder, Doyle, Katsma, Meyers, Ballweg, Subeck, Rodriguez,
Pronschinske, Novak, Neylon, Kitchens, Anderson, Berceau, Born,
Brandtjen, E. Brooks, Brostoff, Considine, Felzkowski, Fields, Knodl,
Kolste, Krug, Kulp, Mursau, Ohnstad, Petersen, Petryk, Quinn, Ripp,
Rohrkaste, Sargent, Schraa, Shankland, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Steineke,
Swearingen, Tauchen, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, VanderMeer,
Vruwink and Zamarripa. Referred to Committee on Health and Human
1An Act to create
48.02 (3t) of the statutes; relating to: defining dental care for
2the purpose of consenting for services for a child in out-of-home care.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill defines “dental care” for the purpose of a legal custodian providing
ordinary medical and dental care for a child.
Under current law, a legal custodian of a child is an individual, other than a
parent or guardian or an agency, to whom a court has transferred certain legal duties
and responsibilities with respect to a child, including the responsibility to provide
ordinary medical and dental care for the child. Under current law, the rights and
duties of a legal custodian remain subject to the rights, duties, and responsibilities
of the guardian of the child and any residual parental rights and responsibilities.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
48.02 (3t) of the statutes is created to read:
“Dental care,” for purposes of providing ordinary medical and dental 5
care, means routine dental care, including diagnostic and preventative services, and 6
treatment including restoring teeth, tooth extractions, and use of nitrous oxide.