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49.688(9)(a)(a) The department shall promulgate rules relating to prohibitions on fraud that are substantially similar to applicable provisions under s. 946.91 (2).
49.688(9)(b) (b) A person who is convicted of violating a rule promulgated by the department under par. (a) in connection with that person's furnishing of prescription drugs under this section is guilty of a Class H felony, except that, notwithstanding the maximum fine specified in s. 939.50 (3) (h), the person may be fined not more than $25,000.
49.688(9)(c) (c) A person other than a person specified in par. (b) who is convicted of violating a rule promulgated by the department under par. (a) may be fined not more than $10,000, or imprisoned in the county jail for not more than one year, or both.
49.688(10) (10)If federal law is amended to provide coverage for prescription drugs for outpatient care as a benefit under medicare or to provide similar coverage under another program, the department shall submit to appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3) a report that contains an analysis of the differences between such a federal program and the program under this section and that provides recommendations concerning alignment, if any, of the differences.
49.688(11) (11)The department shall request from the federal secretary of health and human services a waiver, under 42 USC 1315 (a), of federal medicaid laws necessary to permit the department of health services to conduct a project, under all of the requirements of this section, to expand eligibility for medical assistance, for purposes of receipt of prescription drugs as a benefit, to include individuals who are eligible under sub. (2). The department may implement a waiver requested under this subsection only if the conditions of the waiver are consistent with the requirements of this section. The department shall implement the program under this section regardless of whether a waiver, as specified in this subsection, is received.
49.688(12) (12)Except as provided in subs. (8m) to (11) and except for the department's rule-making requirements and authority, the department may enter into a contract with an entity to perform the duties and exercise the powers of the department under this section.
49.688 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. DHS 109, Wis. adm. code.
49.70 49.70 County home; establishment.
49.70(1)(1)Each county may establish a county home for the relief and support of dependent persons pursuant to s. 46.17.
49.70(2) (2)In all counties whose population is less than 250,000 such county home shall be governed pursuant to ss. 46.18, 46.19 and 46.20.
49.70(3) (3)No county in which a county home is established shall contract to conduct the same or to support and maintain the inmates thereof; and all agreements in violation of this subsection are void.
49.70(4) (4)The trustees or any person employed by the county board pursuant to subs. (1) and (2), may administer oaths concerning any matter submitted to the trustees or person employed by the county board, in connection with their functions.
49.70(5) (5)The uniform accounting system established by s. 50.03 (10) shall be used by each county home and shall be subject to the conditions enumerated therein.
49.70 History History: 1971 c. 125; 1975 c. 413 s. 18; 1977 c. 26 s. 75; 1991 a. 316; 1995 a. 27 ss. 2810 to 2815; Stats. 1995 s. 49.70.
49.70 Annotation A county did not violate sub. (3) by terminating county home operations, conveying the home's assets, and leasing the physical plant to a private operator. Local Union 2490 v. Waukesha County, 143 Wis. 2d 438, 422 N.W.2d 117 (Ct. App. 1988).
49.703 49.703 County homes; commitments; admissions.
49.703(1)(1)Any person upon his or her application to the board of trustees may be admitted to the county home upon such terms as may be prescribed by the board. If the person or his or her relatives are unable to pay for his or her care and maintenance the person may be admitted as a charge of the county of his or her residence.
49.703(3) (3)The county board of any county may by resolution provide that the county shall bear the expense of maintaining all dependent persons committed or admitted to the county home, and may repeal any resolution adopted under this subsection.
49.703 History History: 1977 c. 428, 1985 a. 29; 1995 a. 27 ss. 2816, 2817, 2819; Stats. 1995 s. 49.703.
49.71 49.71 County hospitals; establishment.
49.71(1)(1)Each county may establish a county hospital for the treatment of dependent persons, under s. 46.17, and other persons authorized under s. 46.21 (4m).
49.71(2) (2)In counties with a population of 750,000 or more, an institution established under sub. (1) shall be governed under s. 46.21 or 59.79 (10), but in all other counties it shall be governed under ss. 46.18, 46.19, and 46.20.
49.71(3) (3)The uniform accounting system established by s. 50.03 (10) shall be used by each county hospital and shall be subject to the conditions enumerated therein.
49.71 History History: 1971 c. 125; 1975 c. 413 s. 18; 1977 c. 26 s. 75; 1985 a. 176; 1993 a. 186; 1995 a. 27 ss. 2820 to 2823; Stats. 1995 s. 49.71; 1995 a. 201; 2015 a. 172.
49.713 49.713 County hospitals; admissions.
49.713(1)(1)Any person upon application to the board of trustees may be admitted to the county hospital upon such terms as may be prescribed by the board. If the person or his or her relatives are unable to pay for his or her care and maintenance the person may be admitted as a charge of the county of his or her residence.
49.713(3) (3)The county board of any county may by resolution provide that the county shall bear the expense of maintaining all dependent persons admitted to the county hospital, and may repeal any resolution adopted under this subsection.
49.713 History History: 1985 a. 29; 1995 a. 27 ss. 2824, 2825, 2827; Stats. 1995 s. 49.713.
49.72 49.72 County infirmaries; establishment.
49.72(1)(1)Each county, or any 2 or more counties jointly, may establish, pursuant to s. 46.17 or 46.20 a county infirmary for the treatment, care and maintenance of the aged infirm.
49.72(2) (2)In counties with a population of 750,000 or more, such institution shall be governed pursuant to s. 46.21, but in all other counties it shall be governed pursuant to ss. 46.18, 46.19, and 46.20.
49.72(3) (3)As used in ss. 49.72 to 49.726:
49.72(3)(a) (a) An aged infirm person is a person over the age of 65 years so incapacitated mentally by the degenerative processes of old age, or so incapacitated physically, as to require continuing infirmary care.
49.72(3)(b) (b) A county infirmary is a county institution created pursuant to sub. (1) or (2) under the general supervision and inspection of the department pursuant to ss. 46.16 and 46.17 as to adequacy of equipment and staff to treat, care for and maintain the physical and mental needs of aged infirm persons.
49.72(4) (4)The uniform accounting system established by s. 50.03 (10) shall be used by each county infirmary and shall be subject to the conditions enumerated therein.
49.72 History History: 1971 c. 125; 1975 c. 413 s. 18; 1977 c. 26 s. 75; 1995 a. 27 ss. 2828 to 2834; Stats. 1995 s. 49.72; 2015 a. 172.
49.723 49.723 County infirmaries, admissions; standards.
49.723(1)(1)The following standards shall apply to admissions to a county infirmary:
49.723(1)(a) (a) The primary standard shall be need of infirmary care, rather than ability to pay for care, and no person shall be excluded from an infirmary solely because of ability or inability to pay for care.
49.723(1)(b) (b) The person admitted must be an aged infirm individual, and it must be reasonably apparent that unless admitted the person will be without adequate care.
49.723(1)(cm) (cm) Except as provided in par. (d), any person who meets the standards for admission is eligible for admission.
49.723(1)(d) (d) An applicant who has removed residence to Wisconsin from a state which requires that one who has removed residence from Wisconsin to that state reside in the latter more than one year before being eligible for a similar type of care shall be required to reside in this state for a like period before becoming eligible for admission.
49.723(2) (2)The board of trustees of a county infirmary, subject to regulations approved by the county board, shall establish rules and regulations governing the admission and discharge of voluntary patients.
49.723(3) (3)If it appears to the satisfaction of the circuit court for the county in which an infirmary is located, upon petition for commitment, that a person meets the standards under sub. (1), it may, after affording the person an opportunity to be heard in person or by someone on his or her behalf, commit the person to a county infirmary. The power to commit includes persons who entered an infirmary voluntarily. The court may also, on petition and after a hearing, order the discharge of any patient, upon a showing that the patient is no longer in need of infirmary care, or that the patient can be adequately cared for elsewhere.
49.723(4) (4)The board of trustees on receipt of an application for voluntary admission, or the circuit court on the filing of a petition for commitment, shall appoint a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this state to examine personally the applicant or the subject of the petition and to advise the board or court whether such person meets the standard prescribed by sub. (1) (a).
49.723(5) (5)The department shall prescribe and prepare the forms to be used for the voluntary admission or commitment of patients.
49.723(6) (6)The circuit court in the case of a commitment, and the board of trustees in the case of a voluntary admission, shall pass on the economic status of the patient at the time of commitment or admission, and in all cases in which the patient has residence in another county shall notify the county of residence of the fact of such commitment or admission.
49.723 History History: 1977 c. 449 ss. 130, 497; 1985 a. 29; 1989 a. 359; 1995 a. 27 s. 2835; Stats. 1995 s. 49.723; 1995 a. 225.
49.726 49.726 County infirmaries; cost of treatment, care and maintenance of patients.
49.726(1)(1)In the first instance the county or counties operating an infirmary shall defray the actual per capita cost of treatment, care and maintenance. To the extent that a patient is a public charge, such county or counties shall be reimbursed for such expenditures, as determined from annual infirmary reports filed with the department under s. 46.18 (8), (9) and (10), by the county of residence.
49.726(2) (2)To the extent that a patient is not a public charge, such cost shall be charged and paid in advance for each calendar month, and payment may be enforced by the board of trustees.
49.726(4) (4)The records and accounts of each county infirmary may be audited by the department. In addition to other findings, such audits shall ascertain compliance with the mandatory uniform cost record-keeping system requirements of s. 46.18 (8), (9) and (10), and verify the actual per person cost of maintenance, care and treatment of patients.
49.726 History History: 1971 c. 108 ss. 5, 6; 1971 c. 125 s. 523; 1985 a. 29; 1995 a. 27 s. 2836; Stats. 1995 s. 49.726.
49.729 49.729 County infirmaries; fees and expenses of proceedings. The fees of examining physicians, witnesses and guardians ad litem and other expenses of proceedings under ss. 49.72 to 49.726 shall be governed by s. 51.20 (18).
49.729 History History: 1975 c. 430 s. 80; 1977 c. 428 s. 115; 1995 a. 27 s. 2837; Stats. 1995 s. 49.729.
49.73 49.73 Residential care institutions; establishment.
49.73(1)(1)Any county or combination of counties may establish and staff a county residential care institution for the reception and care of dependent persons which shall be governed by the county board. The institution shall be licensed under s. 50.03 by the department before receiving or caring for any dependent person.
49.73(2) (2)Residential care institutions may be established and staffed by private vendors for the reception and care of dependent persons. The institution shall be licensed under s. 50.03 by the department before receiving or caring for any dependent persons.
49.73(3) (3)Any county operated or private residential care facility not certifiable as a Title XIX facility shall be licensed and governed under s. 50.03 by the department before receiving or caring for any dependent persons.
49.73(4) (4)The cost of care of such patients shall be determined by multiplying the per day patient rate for such facility as determined by applying the formula under s. 49.45 (6m) (ag), except that interest on capital expenditures which are reimbursable under s. 51.91 shall be excluded, times the number of days of care of such patients in the time period being considered. Any amounts received by the facility from the patient or resident shall be deducted from the costs determined under this subsection. This section shall not be construed to require that as a condition of reimbursement any facility must meet any skilled or intermediate care standards established by the department.
49.73(6) (6)The care, services and supplies provided under this section shall be a liability against the patient's county of residence.
49.73 History History: 1971 c. 216; 1973 c. 90, 333; 1975 c. 413 s. 18; 1975 c. 430 s. 80; 1977 c. 418 s. 929 (55); 1985 a. 29; 1987 a. 27; 1995 a. 27 ss. 2838 to 2843; Stats. 1995 s. 49.73.
49.74 49.74 Institutions subject to chapter 150. Any institution created under the authority of s. 49.70, 49.71, 49.72 or 49.73 is subject to ch. 150.
49.74 History History: 1977 c. 29; 1995 a. 27 s. 2850; Stats. 1995 s. 49.74.
49.76 49.76 Department duties relating to hunger prevention. The department shall do all of the following:
49.76(1) (1)Annually review existing public and private activities within the state relating to hunger prevention.
49.76(2) (2)Advise the department of public instruction and any other relevant state agency on the use of state and federal resources and on the provision and administration of programs for hunger prevention.
49.76(4) (4)Develop an annual plan that documents areas of hunger and populations experiencing hunger within this state and that recommends strategies and state and federal policy changes to address hunger in these areas and populations.
49.76(5) (5)Submit, by December 31 annually, the plan developed under sub. (4) to the governor, superintendent of public instruction and the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3).
49.76 History History: 2009 a. 28 s. 1220; Stats. 2009 s. 49.76.
49.77 49.77 State supplemental payments.
49.77(1)(1)Definition. In this section “secretary" means the secretary of the U.S. department of health and human services or the secretary of any other federal agency subsequently charged with the administration of federal Title XVI.
49.77(2) (2)Eligibility.
49.77(2)(a) (a) The following persons who meet the resource limitations and the nonfinancial eligibility requirements of the federal supplemental security income program under 42 USC 1381 to 1383d are entitled to receive supplemental payments under this section:
49.77(2)(a)1. 1. Any needy person or couple residing in this state who, as of December 31, 1973, was receiving benefits under s. 49.18, 1971 stats., s. 49.20, 1971 stats., or s. 49.61, 1971 stats., as affected by chapter 90, laws of 1973.
49.77(2)(a)2. 2. Any needy person or couple residing in this state and receiving benefits under federal Title XVI.
49.77(2)(a)3. 3. Any needy person or couple residing in this state whose income, after deducting income excludable under federal Title XVI, is less than the combined benefit level available under federal Title XVI and this section, if the person or couple was eligible for a state supplement under this section based on the last federal eligibility determination prior to January 1, 1996, but was not eligible to receive a payment under federal Title XVI on that date.
49.77(2)(a)4. 4. Any essential person.
49.77(2m) (2m)Supplemental payment levels. The department may submit a proposal to change the amount of supplemental payments under this section to the secretary of administration. If the secretary of administration approves the proposal, he or she shall submit it to the joint committee on finance for approval, modification or disapproval. Joint committee on finance approval of a change in the amount of supplemental payments will be considered to be given, if within 14 calendar days after the secretary of administration files a proposal with the joint committee on finance, the committee has not scheduled a public hearing or executive session to review the proposal. Payment changes approved by the joint committee on finance are subject to the approval of the governor. Following action by the joint committee on finance, the governor shall have 10 days, not including Sundays, to communicate approval or disapproval in writing. If no action is taken by the governor within that time, the decision of the joint committee on finance shall take effect. The procedures under s. 13.10 do not apply to this subsection.
49.77(3) (3)Minimum supplemental payment in certain cases. The total monthly benefits received under this section and federal Title XVI by a person or couple described in sub. (2) (a) 1. shall not be less than the total state cash assistance payment amount plus gross earned and unearned income, received by such person or couple for December of 1973.
49.77(3g) (3g)Federal payments. If federal supplemental security income payments increase, the department may, with approval as provided under sub. (2m), reduce payments under this section by all or part of the amount of the increase, subject to 42 USC 1382g.
49.77(3s) (3s)Increased supplemental payment in certain cases.
49.77(3s)(a)(a) The department shall authorize the payment of an increased state supplement to a person receiving payments under this section who resides in a residential setting if the person needs at least 40 hours per month of supportive home care, daily living skills training or community support services.
49.77(3s)(b)1.1. If a person receiving payments under this section is a minor child residing with a parent, only services needed when the parent is away from the residence for purposes of employment count toward the 40-hour requirement in par. (a).
49.77(3s)(b)2. 2. If a person receiving payments under this section resides with a spouse, only services needed either because the spouse is away from the residence for purposes of employment or because the spouse is physically or mentally unable to provide the care count toward the 40-hour requirement in par. (a).
49.77(3s)(c) (c) The department shall establish a uniform assessment process for determining eligibility under this subsection.
49.77(3s)(d) (d) The amount payable under this subsection equals the amount of the state supplement under sub. (2) (a) paid to persons living in nonmedical group homes.
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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 October 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-19)