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Register November 2008 No. 635
Chapter DHS 60
TRAFFIC AND CONDUCT ON STATE TREATMENT INSTITUTION PROPERTY
DHS 60.01   Traffic and conduct on state treatment institution property.
Ch. DHS 60 Note Note: Chapter HSS 60 was renumbered ch. HFS 60 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, December, 1999, No. 528. Chapter HFS 60 was renumbered to chapter DHS 60 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635.
DHS 60.01 DHS 60.01Traffic and conduct on state treatment institution property.
DHS 60.01(1) (1)Purpose. The purpose of this section is to establish rules controlling traffic and conduct on state treatment institution property to protect the clients, employees, facilities, property and grounds of the respective institutions as authorized in s. 46.03, Stats.
DHS 60.01(2) (2)To whom the rules apply. This section applies to all individuals employed, receiving services, residing or visiting on the property of a state treatment institution.
DHS 60.01(3) (3)Definitions. In this section:
DHS 60.01(3)(a) (a) “Client" means resident, patient, outpatient or individual receiving treatment or training services on the property of an institution.
DHS 60.01(3)(b) (b) “Department", unless qualified, means the department of health services.
DHS 60.01(3)(c) (c) “Director" means the director of the Mendota mental health institute, the director of the Winnebago mental health institute, the director of central Wisconsin center for the developmentally disabled, the director of northern Wisconsin center for the developmentally disabled, and the director of southern Wisconsin center for the developmentally disabled.
DHS 60.01(3)(d) (d) “Institution" means Mendota mental health institute, Winnebago mental health institute, central Wisconsin center for the developmentally disabled, northern Wisconsin center for the developmentally disabled and southern Wisconsin center for the developmentally disabled.
DHS 60.01(3)(e) (e) “Road" means driveway, street, avenue, court, circle, drive and lane.
DHS 60.01(3)(f) (f) “Rule" means a rule as defined in s. 227.01 (13), Stats.
DHS 60.01(4) (4)Security officers.
DHS 60.01(4)(a)(a) Personnel employed by the institution as security officers shall have the power to enforce this section and shall police all properties under their prospective jurisdiction. Security officers shall have all the powers provided in s. 46.05 (2), 1977 Stats., except where powers are specifically limited or modified by the director or the department.
DHS 60.01(4)(b) (b) Security officers shall wear the prescribed uniforms and shall be identified by a shield or badge bearing a number, the name of the institution and the title of the officer as designated for the respective institution. Such badge shall be conspicuously worn when enforcing this section.
DHS 60.01(4)(c) (c) Personnel other than security officers may be appointed by the director to enforce this section. Appointed officers shall carry an appropriate badge as designated for their respective institution and the badge shall be conspicuously shown when enforcing this section. Officers appointed under this paragraph are not required to wear uniforms and shall be personnel performing their usual employment.
DHS 60.01(5) (5)Motor vehicle rules.
DHS 60.01(5)(a)(a) Operation of a motor vehicle.
DHS 60.01(5)(a)1.1. Any person not holding a valid and current operator's license issued under ch. 343, Stats. may not operate a motor vehicle on any road or parking lot of the institution unless exempt under the provisions of s. 343.05 (2), Stats., from the requirement that he or she hold such a license in order to operate a motor vehicle on the highways of this state. No person may operate a motor vehicle on the grounds except on what clearly appears to be roads or parking lots.
DHS 60.01(5)(a)2. 2. No person may operate any motor vehicle on any road or parking lot of the institution unless the motor vehicle has been properly registered as provided in ch. 341, Stats., unless exempt under an applicable provision of s. 341.05, Stats., from the requirement that the vehicle be registered in order that it may be operated on the highways of this state.
DHS 60.01(5)(a)3. 3. No person may operate any motor vehicle on any driveway, roadway or parking lot of the institution which has defective equipment. The owners shall be required to have the defects repaired or proper equipment installed in order that the equipment will conform with the provisions of ch. 347, Stats.
DHS 60.01(5)(b) (b) Rules of the road. All provisions of ch. 346, Stats., entitled “Rules of the Road", which are applicable to highways as defined in s. 340.01 (22), Stats., are adopted for the regulation of traffic on the roads under the control of the director except as follows:
DHS 60.01(5)(b)1. 1. Provisions of ch. 346, Stats., which are in conflict with any specific provision of these rules.
DHS 60.01(5)(b)2. 2. Penalty provisions of ch. 346, Stats.
DHS 60.01(5)(b)3. 3. Sections 346.61 through 346.74, Stats.
DHS 60.01(6) (6)Parking.
DHS 60.01(6)(a)(a) Parking is prohibited at all times on the institution grounds and roads, except that the director of the institution is authorized to establish necessary parking areas on the properties under the director's jurisdiction. These include areas having parking spaces reserved for specified persons and areas as appropriate and safe for parking for specific groups at specific times, providing such areas are properly posted.
DHS 60.01(6)(b) (b) Parking in any reserved parking area is prohibited to persons other than those specifically assigned to such area by the director. Motor vehicles assigned to any of the reserved parking areas may be so identified by an appropriate parking permit displayed on the vehicle as determined by the director.
DHS 60.01(6)(c) (c) Motor vehicles are prohibited from backing into the designated parking stalls.
DHS 60.01(6)(d) (d) Parking in any parking area reserved for the handicapped is prohibited at all times to persons other than the handicapped.
DHS 60.01(6)(e) (e) Parking is prohibited at all times and places designated by the director to facilitate snow removal. Alternate areas for parking may, upon notice, be reserved to permit unimpeded movement of snow removal equipment.
DHS 60.01(6)(f) (f) Parking is prohibited at all times in areas which must be kept clear for the passage of fire fighting apparatus. These areas shall be designated by the director by standard signs reading “No Parking Between Signs".
DHS 60.01(6)(g) (g) Parking is prohibited at all times in areas which must be kept clear for vehicles to load and unload. Such areas shall be designated by the director by standard signs reading, “Loading Zone, No Parking" or “No Parking Between Signs".
DHS 60.01(6)(h) (h) Parking is further prohibited at all times as follows:
DHS 60.01(6)(h)1. 1. In a driveway or service road.
DHS 60.01(6)(h)2. 2. In a firelane.
DHS 60.01(6)(h)3. 3. Across a line marking the outside limits of a parking stall.
DHS 60.01(6)(h)4. 4. Overtime in a zone having a maximum designated time limit for parking.
DHS 60.01(6)(h)5. 5. In a stall already occupied in whole or in part by another motor vehicle.
DHS 60.01(6)(h)6. 6. In any designated area posted as a “No Parking" zone.
DHS 60.01(6)(h)7. 7. Within 4 feet of the outside limits of any loading or unloading dock or zone.
DHS 60.01(6)(h)8. 8. Across any crosswalk.
DHS 60.01(6)(h)9. 9. Within 10 feet in any direction of a fire hydrant.
DHS 60.01(6)(i) (i) Motor vehicles parked in unauthorized areas may be ticketed and towed off the premises and stored at the owner's expense for the following violations:
DHS 60.01(6)(i)1. 1. Parking in a reserved area without a permit.
DHS 60.01(6)(i)2. 2. Parking in a fire zone or firelane.
DHS 60.01(6)(i)3. 3. Parking in a loading zone or no parking zone.
DHS 60.01(6)(i)4. 4. Parking where parking is prohibited.
DHS 60.01(6)(i)5. 5. Unlicensed or partially dismantled motor vehicles.
DHS 60.01(6)(i)6. 6. Abandoned vehicles.
DHS 60.01(7) (7)Traffic rules.
DHS 60.01(7)(a)(a) As a safety measure, the maximum speed on any institution road shall be 25 miles per hour.
DHS 60.01(7)(a)1. 1. The director of each institution shall establish the specific maximum speed limit for their respective institution.
DHS 60.01(7)(a)1.a. a. Lesser speed limits may be established by the director on roadways designated as “courts", “school zones", “alleys" or “circles" and at crosswalks or intersections with sidewalks.
DHS 60.01(7)(a)2. 2. The director will cause properly placed signs specifying the maximum speed limits.
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