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146.616(3)(a)3. 3. Clinical site or simulation expenses.
146.616(3)(b) (b) A recipient awarded a grant under this section shall match through its own funding sources the amount of the grant distributed by the department for the purposes of operating an allied health professional training consortium.
146.616(4) (4)The department shall determine the requirements for the formation of health care education and training consortia for allied health professionals.
146.616(5) (5)In distributing grants under this section, the department shall give preference to rural hospitals, health systems with a rural hospital or rural clinic, and rural educational entities.
146.616 History History: 2017 a. 59.
146.618 146.618 Treatment program grants. From s. 20.435 (1) (be), the department shall distribute a total of $500,000 in grants in each fiscal year to support treatment programs. Grant recipients shall use moneys awarded under this section for supervision, training, and resources, including salaries, benefits, and other related costs.
146.618 History History: 2019 a. 9.
146.62 146.62 Rural hospital loan program.
146.62(1)(1)Definition. In this section:
146.62(1)(a) (a) “Hospital" has the meaning given under s. 50.33 (2).
146.62(1)(b) (b) “Rural" means outside a metropolitan statistical area, as specified under 42 CFR 412.62 (f) (ii) (A).
146.62(4) (4)Departmental duties. The department shall negotiate with each recipient of a loan made under s. 146.62 (2) and (3), 1989 stats., the schedule of repayments and collect the loan repayments as they are due. Loan repayments shall be deposited in the general fund. Except as provided in sub. (5), repayment for each loan shall begin no later than 12 months after the project funded under the loan begins operation.
146.62(5) (5)Loan forgiveness. If a rural hospital that receives a loan under s. 146.62 (2) and (3), 1989 stats., is unable to undertake the proposed project, the rural hospital may submit to the department a final report concerning the feasibility of loan repayment. The department shall review the report and may forgive all or part of the loan.
146.62 History History: 1989 a. 31; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 16; 2011 a. 258.
146.63 146.63 Grants to establish graduate medical training programs.
146.63(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “rural hospital" means a hospital, as defined under s. 50.33 (2), that is not located in a 1st class city.
146.63(2) (2)Departmental duties.
146.63(2)(a) (a) Subject to subs. (4) and (5), the department shall distribute grants from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (4) (bf) to assist rural hospitals and groups of rural hospitals in procuring infrastructure and increasing case volume to the extent necessary to develop accredited graduate medical training programs. The department shall distribute the grants under this paragraph to rural hospitals and groups of rural hospitals that apply to receive a grant under sub. (3) and that satisfy the criteria established by the department under par. (b) and the eligibility requirement under sub. (6).
146.63(2)(b) (b) The department shall establish criteria for approving and distributing grants under par. (a) and criteria for approving plans under sub. (3).
146.63(3) (3)Grant application. A rural hospital or group of rural hospitals may apply, in the form and manner determined by the department, to receive a grant under sub. (2) (a). The rural hospital or group of rural hospitals shall include in the application a plan to use the funds to procure infrastructure or increase case volume to the extent necessary to develop an accredited graduate medical training program at the rural hospital or group of rural hospitals and a plan to satisfy the matching requirement under sub. (4).
146.63(4) (4)Matching funds. The department may not distribute a grant under sub. (2) (a) unless the rural hospital or group of rural hospitals offers to provide matching funds in an amount determined by the department.
146.63(5) (5)Term of grants. The department may not distribute a grant under sub. (2) (a) to a rural hospital or group of rural hospitals for a term that is more than 3 years.
146.63(6) (6)Eligibility. A rural hospital or group of rural hospitals may only receive a grant under sub. (3) if the plan to use the funds involves developing an accredited graduate medical training program in a specialty, including any of the following:
146.63(6)(a) (a) Family medicine.
146.63(6)(b) (b) Pediatrics.
146.63(6)(c) (c) Psychiatry.
146.63(6)(d) (d) General surgery.
146.63(6)(e) (e) Internal medicine.
146.63 History History: 2013 a. 20; 2019 a. 9.
146.64 146.64 Grants to support graduate medical training programs.
146.64(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “hospital" has the meaning given under s. 50.33 (2).
146.64(2) (2)Departmental duties.
146.64(2)(a) (a) Subject to par. (c) and sub. (4), the department shall distribute grants to hospitals to fund the addition of positions to existing accredited graduate medical training programs. The department shall distribute the grants under this paragraph to hospitals that apply to receive a grant under sub. (3) and that satisfy the criteria established by the department under par. (b) and the eligibility requirement under sub. (4).
146.64(2)(b) (b) The department shall establish criteria for approving and distributing grants under par. (a).
146.64(2)(c)1.1. The department shall distribute funds for grants under par. (a) from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (4) (bf). The department may not distribute more than $225,000 from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (4) (bf) to a particular hospital in a given state fiscal year and may not distribute more than $75,000 from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (4) (bf) to fund a given position in a graduate medical training program in a given state fiscal year.
146.64(2)(c)2. 2. If the department receives matching federal medical assistance funds, the department shall distribute those funds for grants under par. (a) in addition to any funds distributed under subd. 1.
146.64(2)(d) (d) The department shall seek federal medical assistance funds to match the grants distributed under par. (a). If the department receives those funds, the department shall distribute them as provided in par. (c) 2.
146.64(3) (3)Grant application. A hospital may apply, in the form and manner determined by the department, to receive a grant under sub. (2) (a).
146.64(4) (4)Eligibility. A hospital that has an accredited graduate medical training program in a specialty, including any of the following, may apply to receive a grant under sub. (3):
146.64(4)(a) (a) Family medicine.
146.64(4)(b) (b) Pediatrics.
146.64(4)(c) (c) Psychiatry.
146.64(4)(d) (d) General surgery.
146.64(4)(e) (e) Internal medicine.
146.64 History History: 2013 a. 20; 2019 a. 9.
146.65 146.65 Rural health dental clinics.
146.65(1)(1)From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (dm), the department shall distribute moneys as follows:
146.65(1)(a) (a) In each fiscal year, not more than $232,000, to the rural health dental clinic located in Ladysmith that provides dental services to persons who are developmentally disabled or elderly or who have low income, in the counties of Rusk, Price, Taylor, Sawyer, and Chippewa.
146.65(1)(b) (b) In each fiscal year, not more than $355,600, to the rural health dental clinic located in Menomonie that provides dental services to persons who are developmentally disabled or elderly or who have low income, in the counties of Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix.
146.65(1)(c) (c) In each fiscal year, not more than $400,000, to a rural health clinic in Chippewa Falls to provide dental services to persons who are developmentally disabled or elderly or who have low income, in the area surrounding Chippewa Falls, including the counties of Chippewa, Dunn, Barron, Taylor, Clark, and Eau Claire.
146.65(2) (2)The department shall also seek federal funding to support the operations of the rural health dental clinics under sub. (1).
146.65 History History: 2001 a. 16; 2003 a. 33; 2005 a. 25; 2009 a. 28.
146.66 146.66 Low-income dental clinics.
146.66(1)(1)From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (dk), in each fiscal year, the department shall award grants to no fewer than 9 nonprofit dental clinics that meet the eligibility requirements under sub. (2) and are located in this state.
146.66(2) (2)To be eligible for a grant under sub. (1), a nonprofit dental clinic must satisfy all of the following requirements:
146.66(2)(a) (a) The clinic does not receive federal funds under 42 USC 254b.
146.66(2)(b) (b) The clinic's primary purpose is to provide dental care to low-income patients, which may include any of the following individuals:
146.66(2)(b)1. 1. Recipients of medical assistance, as defined in s. 49.43 (8).
146.66(2)(b)2. 2. Low-income individuals who do not qualify for medical assistance, as defined in s. 49.43 (8).
146.66(2)(b)3. 3. Individuals under the age of 18.
146.66(2)(b)4. 4. Individuals over the age of 65.
146.66(2)(b)5. 5. Individuals with disabilities.
146.66(3) (3)The department shall seek federal funding to support the operations of dental clinics that receive grants under sub. (1) and shall request that the federal department of health and human services encourage collaborative arrangements between private dentists and health centers that receive federal funds under 42 USC 254b.
146.66 History History: 2011 a. 32.
146.68 146.68 Grant for colposcopies and other services. From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (dg), the department shall provide $75,000 in each fiscal year to an entity that satisfies the following criteria to provide colposcopic examinations and to provide services to medical assistance recipients or persons who are eligible for medical assistance:
146.68(1) (1)The entity is located in the western or northern public health region of the state, as determined by the department.
146.68(2) (2)The entity provides Papanicolaou tests, and at least 50 percent of the persons for whom the entity provides Papanicolaou tests are recipients of medical assistance or are eligible for medical assistance.
146.68 History History: 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 28.
146.71 146.71 Determination of death. An individual who has sustained either irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions or irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem, is dead. A determination of death shall be made in accordance with accepted medical standards.
146.71 History History: 1981 c. 134.
146.71 Annotation To determine whether an infant was “born alive" under s. 939.22 (16) for purposes of the homicide laws, courts apply s. 146.71. State v. Cornelius, 152 Wis. 2d 272, 448 N.W.2d 434 (Ct. App. 1989).
146.81 146.81 Health care records; definitions. In ss. 146.81 to 146.84:
146.81(1) (1)“Health care provider" means any of the following:
146.81(1)(a) (a) A nurse licensed under ch. 441.
146.81(1)(b) (b) A chiropractor licensed under ch. 446.
146.81(1)(c) (c) A dentist licensed under ch. 447.
146.81(1)(d) (d) A physician, physician assistant, perfusionist, or respiratory care practitioner licensed or certified under subch. II of ch. 448.
146.81(1)(dg) (dg) A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant licensed under subch. III of ch. 448.
146.81(1)(dr) (dr) A podiatrist licensed under subch. IV of ch. 448.
146.81(1)(em) (em) A dietitian certified under subch. V of ch. 448.
146.81(1)(eq) (eq) An athletic trainer licensed under subch. VI of ch. 448.
146.81(1)(es) (es) An occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant licensed under subch. VII of ch. 448.
146.81(1)(f) (f) An optometrist licensed under ch. 449.
146.81(1)(fm) (fm) A pharmacist licensed under ch. 450.
146.81(1)(g) (g) An acupuncturist certified under ch. 451.
146.81(1)(h) (h) A psychologist licensed under ch. 455.
146.81(1)(hg) (hg) A social worker, marriage and family therapist, or professional counselor certified or licensed under ch. 457.
146.81(1)(hm) (hm) A speech-language pathologist or audiologist licensed under subch. II of ch. 459 or a speech and language pathologist licensed by the department of public instruction.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on August 19, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 19, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-19-19)