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(L) Treatments shall be designed with the objective of successful reintegration into the community for each parolee.
(m) The treatment phase of the program shall focus on successful reintegration of the offender into the community and shall include all of the following:
1. The treatments are carried out by trained, certified, and clinically supervised staff.
2. The treatment progress is managed and monitored by a team of licensed professionals, including educators, certified alcohol and drug counselors, vocational specialists, and medical professionals.
(n) Residential treatment is provided 7 days a week and includes substance abuse treatment, offender rehabilitation, life-skills training, education, group therapy, family program, experiential workshops, anger management, and conflict resolution.
(p) The facility shall plan to contract for a 3rd-party evaluation of the program to measure the facility's effectiveness and rate of recidivism.
(5gk) Stanley prison lease and report. The department of administration shall renegotiate the lease of the correctional facility located at Stanley, Wisconsin, between the department and Stanley Correctional Properties, L.L.C. The department shall prepare a report specifying the amount of the lease payment and the source of funding to pay for that lease payment and shall submit the lease and the report to the joint committee on finance for the committee's review and approval.
(6c) Juvenile justice system study.
(a) There is created a committee to study the costs of the state assuming from the counties responsibility for the operation of the juvenile justice system. The committee shall consist of the secretary of administration or the secretary's designee, the secretary of corrections or the secretary's designee, the secretary of health and family services or the secretary's designee, a representative of the Wisconsin Counties Association, and a representative of Milwaukee County, with the governor to appoint the chairperson of the committee.
(b) Beginning on January 1, 2002, each county shall adopt a uniform system of accounts prescribed by the committee for the recording of all revenues and expenditures relating to the operation of the juvenile justice system in the county. By March 15, 2003, each county shall report those revenues and expenditures for 2002 to the committee.
(c) By May 1, 2003, the committee shall report its findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the legislature in the manner provided in section 13.172 (2) of the statutes and to the governor. The report shall include proposed legislation for all of the following:
1. The assumption by the state of all or part of the operating costs of the juvenile justice system, beginning on January 1, 2004.
2. The elimination of youth aids payments to counties under section 301.26 of the statutes, as affected by this act, and a reduction in the amount of shared revenue payments and mandate relief payments to counties under sections 79.03, 79.058, 79.06, and 79.08 of the statutes and under section 79.04 of the statutes, as affected by this act, as a result of the state's assumption of the costs of operating the juvenile justice system.
(6d) Placement of persons under 18 years of age in maximum security prison located near Boscobel. If on the effective date of this subsection any person under 18 years of age is incarcerated in the correctional institution authorized under section 301.16 (1n) of the statutes, the department of corrections shall transfer that person out of that correctional institution within 30 days after the effective date of this subsection.
(6e) Report regarding gender-specific treatment program. The department of corrections and the department of health and family services shall jointly prepare a report that includes a program plan regarding the gender-specific treatment program required under section 301.03 (25) of the statutes, as created by this act, and shall submit the report to the legislature under section 13.172 (2) of the statutes by July 1, 2002.
(7d) Report regarding services for alcohol and other drug abuse based on gender. The department of corrections shall submit a report to the joint committee on finance no later than 6 months after the effective date of this subsection comparing the evaluation and treatment services for alcohol and other drug abuse that it provides to women to those that it provides to men.
(9q) Carrying costs for the correctional facility at Stanley. Of the amount appropriated under section 20.410 (1) (a) of the statutes, the department of corrections shall pay the owners of the correctional facility at Stanley $650,000 per month for carrying costs for the period beginning on July 1, 2001, and ending on the earlier of October 31, 2001, or the date on which the building commission purchases the correctional facility. If the building commission purchases the correctional facility before October 31, 2001, the carrying costs for the month in which the purchase takes place shall be prorated.
16,9113 Section 9113. Nonstatutory provisions; district attorneys.
(1q) District attorney position reallocations. Notwithstanding sections 978.03 and 978.04 of the statutes, effective January 1, 2002, the department of administration shall reduce Rock County's allocation of FTE PR assistant district attorney positions funded from the appropriation account under section 20.475 (1) (g) of the statutes, as created by this act, by 0.25 position and shall increase Ashland County's allocation of FTE PR assistant district attorney positions funded from the appropriation account under section 20.475 (1) (g) of the statutes, as created by this act, by 0.25 position.
(2m) Assistant district attorneys for restorative justice services. The authorized FTE positions for district attorneys are increased by 2.0 PR project positions for the period beginning on July 1, 2001, and ending on June 30, 2005, to be funded from the appropriation under section 20.475 (1) (k) of the statutes, for the purpose of providing one assistant district attorney for Milwaukee County and one assistant district attorney for the county selected under section 978.044 (4) of the statutes, as created by this act, to perform restorative justice services under section 978.044 of the statutes, as created by this act.
16,9115 Section 9115. Nonstatutory provisions; elections board.
(1x) Sublease of electronic voting equipment. The elections board shall make the payments required under the master lease for electronic voting system equipment entered into under Section 9101 (20x) of this act and shall sublease the equipment to any county in which municipalities using that equipment are wholly or partly contained at nominal cost to the county. The elections board shall make the payments required under this subsection from the appropriation under section 20.510 (1) (c) of the statutes, as created by this act.
16,9116 Section 9116. Nonstatutory provisions; employee trust funds.
(1mk) Funding for benefits payment system redesign. For the 2001-03 fiscal biennium, the department of employee trust funds may submit a request to the joint committee on finance under section 13.101 (3) of the statutes to supplement the appropriation accounts under section 20.515 (1) (t) and (w) of the statutes for funding the department's benefits payment system redesign. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the department of employee trust funds within 14 working days after the date of the department's submittal that the committee intends to schedule a meeting to review the request, the appropriation accounts shall be supplemented from the appropriation account under section 20.865 (4) (u) of the statutes as provided in the request. If, within 14 working days after the date of the department's submittal, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the department that the committee intends to schedule a meeting to review the request, the appropriation accounts shall be supplemented from the appropriation account under section 20.865 (4) (u) of the statutes only as approved by the committee.
16,9120 Section 9120. Nonstatutory provisions; financial institutions.
(1d) Emergency rules; rental-purchase companies. Using the procedure under section 227.24 of the statutes, the division of banking may promulgate rules authorized under section 218.63 (3) of the statutes, as created by this act, prescribing the fees under sections 218.618 (2), 218.622 (4), and 218.626 (1) of the statutes, as created by this act, for the period before the date on which permanent rules take effect, but not to exceed the period authorized under section 227.24 (1) (c) and (2) of the statutes. Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1) (a), (2) (b), and (3) of the statutes, the division of banking is not required to provide evidence that promulgating a rule under this subsection as an emergency rule is necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, safety, or welfare and is not required to provide a finding of emergency for a rule promulgated under this subsection.
(2) Fees charged by the department of financial institutions. Notwithstanding sections 178.48 (2) and (3), 179.16 (5), 179.88, 180.0122 (1) (z), (2), and (4), 181.0122 (1) (zm), (2), and (4), 182.01 (4), 183.0114 (1) (t) and (u), and 185.83 (1) (d), (f), (fm), and (h) of the statutes, as affected by this act, the department of financial institutions shall continue to charge and collect the fees established under sections 178.48 (2) and (3), 179.16 (5), 179.88, 180.0122 (1) (z), (2), and (4), 181.0122 (1) (zm), (2), and (4), 182.01 (4), 183.0114 (1) (t) and (u), and 185.83 (1) (f), (fm), and (h), 1999 stats., until the department has promulgated rules under section 182.01 (4) of the statutes, as affected by this act. This subsection shall not apply after December 31, 2002.
16,9121 Section 9121. Nonstatutory provisions; governor.
(1) Assistance from department of workforce development. The repeal of 1999 Wisconsin Act 9, sections 11ac and 593ac, by this act applies notwithstanding section 990.03 (3) of the statutes.
16,9123 Section 9123. Nonstatutory provisions; health and family services.
(4) Adolescent pregnancy prevention and pregnancy services board.
(a) Assets and liabilities. On the effective date of this paragraph, the assets and liabilities of the department of health and family services that are primarily related to the functions of the adolescent pregnancy prevention and pregnancy services board, as determined by the secretary of administration, shall become the assets and liabilities of the department of administration.
(b) Tangible personal property. On the effective date of this paragraph, all tangible personal property, including records, of the department of health and family services that is primarily related to the functions of the adolescent pregnancy prevention and pregnancy services board, as determined by the secretary of administration, is transferred to the department of administration.
(4h) Plan for distribution of food pantry grants. Notwithstanding section 46.766 of the statutes, as created by this act, no later than 90 days after the effective date of this subsection, the department of health and family services shall submit to the joint committee on finance a plan for distributing the grants to food pantries under section 46.766 of the statutes, as created by this act. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the department of health and family services within 14 working days after the date on which the department submitted the plan that the committee intends to schedule a meeting to review the plan, the department shall implement the plan. If, within 14 working days after the date on which the department submitted the plan, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the department that the committee intends to schedule a meeting to review the plan, the department may implement the plan only as approved by the committee.
(5) Kinship care background reviews. The repeal of 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, sections 1622d, 1623d, 1624d, and 9423 (10f) and 1997 Wisconsin Act 252, sections 51, 53, and 201 (1), by this act applies notwithstanding section 990.03 (3) of the statutes.
(6) Medical assistance eligibility position increases.
(a) On the effective date of this paragraph, the authorized FTE positions for the department of health and family services are increased by 5.18 GPR positions, to be funded from the appropriation under section 20.435 (4) (a) of the statutes, as affected by the acts of 2001.
(b) On the effective date of this paragraph, the authorized FTE positions for the department of health and family services are increased by 1.82 FED positions, to be funded from the appropriation under section 20.435 (4) (n) of the statutes, as affected by the acts of 2001.
(8d) Report on medical assistance psychosocial services. By the first day of the 6th month after the effective date of this subsection, the department of health and family services shall submit a report to the joint committee on finance on the status of the implementation, under section 49.45 (30e) of the statutes, of the medical assistance benefit on psychosocial services, including case management services, provided by the staff of a community-based psychosocial service program.
(8e) Transfer for outpatient hospital reimbursement under badger care. In each of state fiscal years 2001-02 and 2002-03, the department of health and family services may transfer moneys from the appropriation account under section 20.435 (4) (w) of the statutes, as created by this act, to the appropriation account under section 20.435 (4) (x) of the statutes, as created by this act, to attempt to ensure that sufficient reimbursement for outpatient hospital services is available under section 49.665 of the statutes, as affected by this act, at the rate of reimbursement under section 49.45 of the statutes.
(8kk) Study of vital records on-line electronic filing system.
(a) By January 1, 2002, the secretary of health and family services shall appoint a committee to develop recommended guidelines for an on-line electronic filing system for vital records in Wisconsin that incorporates privacy, flexibility, and productivity; to study methods employed by other states to protect against identity theft in on-line electronic filing systems; to recommend increases, if necessary, in vital records fees for implementation of an on-line electronic filing system; and to recommend allocation of revenues resulting from the fee increases. The members of the committee shall include all of the following:
1. The state registrar of vital statistics.
2. Three local registrars, including one from a county with a population that does not exceed 22,000; one from a county with a population that exceeds 22,000 but does not exceed 300,000; and one from a county with a population that exceeds 300,000.
3. Three representatives of the department of health and family services.
4. One genealogist.
(b) By July 1, 2002, the committee appointed under paragraph (a) shall develop an outline of its proposals.
(c) By January 1, 2003, the committee appointed under paragraph (a) shall report its findings and recommendations, including a proposed schedule of fees chargeable for vital records that supports implementation of an on-line electronic filing system and security measures to protect against identity theft, to the legislature in the manner provided under section 13.172 (2) of the statutes and to the governor.
(8r) Use of nursing home penalty assessments and interest. The department of health and family services shall request approval from the health care financing administration of the federal department of health and human services to use nursing home penalty assessments and interest imposed under section 49.498 of the statutes for coordination of volunteer ombudsmen directed by the board on aging and long-term care.
(8z) Use of income augmentation receipts for Milwaukee child welfare services. If after supporting the costs specified in section 46.46 of the statutes, as affected by this act, and lapsing the amounts specified in Section 9223 (4z) (b) and (5zk) of this act there remain any moneys in the appropriation account under section 20.435 (8) (mb) of the of the statutes, as affected by this act, those remaining moneys are allocated for costs associated with transferring cases of children in out-of-home care who are under the supervision of a county department under section 46.215 of the statutes, as affected by this act, to the supervision of a licensed child welfare agency in the event that any contracts between the county department and the department of health and family services under section 48.48 (17) (a) 11. of the statutes to provide services for those children are not renewed. The department of health and family services may not expend or encumber any moneys allocated under this subsection unless the department submits a plan for the proposed use of those moneys to the secretary of administration. The department of health and family services may propose expending or encumbering no more than $2,933,700 under this subsection. If the secretary of administration approves the plan, he or she shall submit the plan to the joint committee on finance. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the secretary of administration within 14 working days after the date of the secretary's submittal of the plan that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the plan, the department of health and family services may implement the plan as proposed by the department of health and family services and approved by the secretary of administration. If, within 14 working days after the date of the secretary's submittal, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the secretary that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the plan, the department of health and family services may implement the plan only upon the approval of the committee.
(9bk) Income augmentation activities. The authorized FTE positions for the department of health and family services are increased by 1.0 FED position on October 1, 2001, to be funded from the appropriation under section 20.435 (8) (mb) of the statutes, for the purpose of performing income augmentation activities under section 46.46 of the statutes.
(9h) Study on electronic benefits transfer systems under the supplemental food program for women, infants, and children.
(a) The department of health and family services shall study all of the following:
1. Information system requirements for administering an electronic benefit transfer system under the supplemental food program for women, infants, and children.
2. Compatibility of an electronic benefit transfer system under the supplemental food program for women, infants, and children with existing electronic benefit transfer systems.
3. The costs and benefits of implementing an electronic benefit transfer system to the department of health and family services, participants, and vendors under the supplemental food program for women, infants, and children.
4. Possible funding sources for the implementation of an electronic benefit transfer system under the supplemental food program for women, infants, and children.
(b) Not later than January 1, 2003, the department of health and family services shall report the findings of the study under paragraph (a) to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance.
(9w) Rules on drug copayments and coinsurance under the health insurance risk-sharing plan. The department of health and family services may use the procedure under section 227.24 of the statutes to promulgate rules authorized under section 149.14 (5) (e) of the statutes, as affected by this act, and section 149.146 (2) (am) 5. of the statutes, as created by this act. Notwithstanding section 227.24 (1) (a), (2) (b), and (3) of the statutes, the department is not required to provide evidence that promulgating a rule under this subsection as an emergency rule is necessary for the preservation of public peace, health, safety, or welfare and is not required to provide a finding of emergency for a rule promulgated under this subsection.
(9wo) Report on potential badger care health care programs savings. The department of health and family services shall study the potential for long-term savings under the badger care health care program under section 49.665 of the statutes, as affected by this act. No later than January 1, 2002, the department of health and family services shall report the results of the study, together with its findings and recommendations, to the joint committee on finance.
(9x) Preexisting condition exclusions under the health insurance risk-sharing plan. An eligible individual, as defined in section 149.14 (6) (b) 1., 1999 stats., who has coverage under the health insurance risk-sharing plan on the effective date of this subsection may not be subject to any preexisting condition exclusion under section 149.14 (6) (a) of the statutes, regardless of how long the individual has been covered under the plan. An eligible individual, as defined in section 149.14 (6) (b) 1., 1999 stats., who has coverage under the health insurance risk-sharing plan on the effective date of this subsection and who elects new coverage under section 149.146 (1) (b) of the statutes, as affected by this act, may not be subject to any preexisting condition exclusion if he or she was an eligible individual, as defined in section 149.14 (6) (b) 1., 1999 stats., when he or she first obtained coverage under the plan and he or she has remained continuously covered under the plan up to the time of electing new coverage.
(12r) Statewide trauma care system; positions. The authorized FTE positions for the department of health and family services are increased by 2.0 PR project positions, to be funded from the appropriation account under section 20.435 (1) (kx) of the statutes, for the purposes of the statewide trauma care system under section 146.56 of the statutes, as affected by this act, for the period beginning on July 1, 2001, and ending on June 30, 2003.
(12s) Statewide trauma care system; regional advisory trauma councils. From the appropriation account under section 20.435 (1) (kx) of the statutes, the department of health and family services shall expend $25,000 in state fiscal year 2001-02 and $50,000 in state fiscal year 2002-03 for expenses of the regional advisory trauma councils under section 146.56 (1) of the statutes, as affected by this act, and shall distribute $290,000 in state fiscal year 2002-03 as grants to regional advisory trauma councils for performance of activities under the statewide trauma system.
(12zk) Milwaukee child welfare administration; rules. The department of health and family services shall submit in proposed form the rules required under section 48.48 (17) (e) of the statutes, as created by this act, to the legislature under section 227.19 of the statutes no later than the first day of the 9th month beginning after the effective date of this subsection.
(13b) Durable medical equipment; customized wheelchair. From the appropriations under section 20.435 (4) (b) and (o) of the statutes, as affected by this act, notwithstanding the denial of a request for prior authorization for durable medical equipment for a customized wheelchair, the department of health and family services shall purchase a customized wheelchair for a resident of the Vernon Manor nursing home in Vernon County who has cerebral palsy and for whom a physician has determined that a customized wheelchair is necessary.
(13d) Plan for regional labor cost variations for nursing home reimbursement. For purposes of determining medical assistance reimbursement for allowable direct care costs for facilities with respect to adjustments for regional labor cost variations under section 49.45 (6m) (ar) 1. a. of the statutes, the department of health and family services, together with representative of the nursing home industry and organized labor, shall develop a comprehensive plan that specifies varying regions of the state of Wisconsin with respect to labor costs for nursing home staff. The department of health and family services shall submit the plan, by September 1, 2001, or by the first day of the 2nd month beginning after the effective date of this subsection, whichever is later, to the joint committee on finance for review. If the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance do not notify the secretary of health and family services within 14 working days after the date on which the plan is submitted that the committee intends to schedule a meeting to review the plan, the department of health and family services shall implement the plan in adjusting standards for medical assistance reimbursement of allowable direct care costs for facilities under section 49.45 (6m) (ar) 1. a. of the statutes. If, within 14 working days after the date on which the plan is submitted, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the secretary of health and family services that the committee intends to schedule a meeting to review the plan, the department of health and family services may implement the plan only upon approval by the committee.
(13dd) Increase in hospital and health maintenance organization rates of reimbursement. No later than 90 days after the effective date of this subsection, the department of health and family services shall submit to the joint committee on finance a plan for distributing the moneys appropriated in the 2001-03 fiscal biennium under section 20.435 (4) (o) and (w) of the statutes, as affected by this act, for increasing the maximum rate of reimbursement paid to hospitals and health maintenance organizations for outpatient services provided under the medical assistance program under subchapter IV of chapter 49 of the statutes. The plan may not increase the maximum rate of reimbursement paid to hospitals for outpatient services so that the increase results in an increase in the discount rate, which is shown as the difference between the rate of reimbursement paid to fee-for-service providers for the same services that are provided by health maintenance organizations and the rate of payment made to health maintenance organizations for those services, of more than $2,500,000 in each of calendar years 2002 and 2003. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the secretary of health and family services within 14 working days after receiving the plan that the cochairpersons have scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the plan, the department of health and family services shall implement the plan. If, within 14 working days after receiving the plan, the cochairpersons notify the secretary of health and family services that the cochairpersons have scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the plan, the department of health and family services may implement the plan only as approved by the committee.
(13k) Expansion of program of all-inclusive care of the elderly. From the appropriation under section 20.435 (7) (bc) of the statutes, the department of health and family services shall provide $60,000 for start-up costs to expand to Racine County the program of all-inclusive care for persons aged 65 or older authorized under 42 USC 1395 to 1395gg.
(13q) Health insurance supplement for community disability service providers. From the appropriation under section 20.435 (4) (bu) of the statutes, as created by this act, the department of health and family services shall in state fiscal year 2001-02 distribute moneys to applying providers of services under home and community-based waiver programs under 42 USC 1396n (c), including the long-term support community options program under section 46.27 of the statutes and the community integration programs under sections 46.275, 46.277, and 46.278 of the statutes, to offset costs of providing health insurance to employees of the providers. Moneys distributed under this subsection to an applying provider are limited to the amount the provider expends for employee health care insurance costs or $50,000, whichever is less.
(14b) Sudden infant death syndrome prevention training; rules. The department of health and family services shall submit in proposed form the rules required under section 48.67 of the statutes, as affected by this act, to the legislature under section 227.19 of the statutes no later than the first day of the 6th month beginning after the effective date of this subsection.
(14e) Milwaukee health clinics grants. In fiscal year 2001-02, from the appropriation account under section 20.435 (5) (fh) of the statutes, as affected by this act, the department of health and family services shall provide all of the following:
(a) One grant in the amount of $273,300 to the Milwaukee Immediate Care Center to allow continued operation of the facility.
(b) One grant in the amount of $226,700 to the Martin Luther King Heritage Health Center to expand primary care examination rooms and to create an emergency care clinic at the Isaac Coggs Community Health Center.
(14g) Fees for patient health care records; rules.
(a) The department of health and family services shall submit in proposed form the rules required under section 146.83 (3m) of the statutes, as created by this act, to the legislative council staff under section 227.15 (1) of the statutes no later than the first day of the 10th month beginning after the effective date of this subsection.
(b) To develop the rules under paragraph (a), the secretary of health and family services shall establish an advisory committee composed of members who represent a balance of persons who maintain patient health care records and persons who request patient health care records.
(14k) Immunization registry.
(a) The department of health and family services shall submit to the joint committee on finance a request to supplement the appropriation account under section 20.435 (4) (bm) of the statutes, as affected by this act, for the purpose of developing and implementing a statewide immunization registry. The request shall include a memorandum of understanding between the department of health and family services and the Marshfield Clinic, on behalf of the Regional Early Childhood Immunization Network, that specifies the amount of moneys allocated under section 49.175 (1) (ze) 9. of the statutes that will be used to support immunization data collection by the Regional Early Childhood Immunization Network, outside of the area currently served by the immunization registry system of the Marshfield Clinic and that results in a savings for the department's immunization registry.
(b) If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the secretary of health and family services within 14 working days after receiving the memorandum of understanding and request under paragraph (a) that the cochairpersons have scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the request, the appropriation account under section 20.435 (4) (bm) of the statutes, as affected by this act, shall be supplemented from the appropriation account under section 20.865 (4) (a) of the statutes, as provided in the request. If, within 14 working days after receiving the proposal, the cochairpersons notify the secretary that the cochairpersons have scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the request, the appropriation account may be supplemented from the appropriation account under section 20.865 (4) (a) of the statutes only as approved by the committee. Notwithstanding section 13.101 (3) of the statutes, the committee is not required to find that an emergency exists prior to supplementing the appropriation account under section 20.435 (4) (bm) of the statutes, as affected by this act.
(c) Not later than January 1, 2003, the department of health and family services shall submit a report on the immunization registry to the legislature in the manner provided under section 13.172 (2) of the statutes.
(14L) Winnebago Mental Health Institute and Mendota Mental Health Institute position authorizations.
(a) The authorized FTE positions for the department of health and family services are decreased by 1.58 GPR positions, funded from the appropriation under section 20.435 (2) (a) of the statutes, for the purpose of providing care to residents of the Winnebago Mental Health Institute and Mendota Mental Health Institute.
(b) The authorized FTE positions for the department of health and family services are increased by 1.58 PR positions, to be funded from the appropriation under section 20.435 (2) (gk) of the statutes, as affected by this act, for the purpose of providing care to residents of the Winnebago Mental Health Institute and Mendota Mental Health Institute.
(14q) Marriage counseling. The authorized FTE positions for the department of health and family services, funded from the appropriation under section 20.435 (3) (kx) of the statutes, are decreased by 1.0 PR position for the provision of marriage counseling services.
(15e) Fifth standard for emergency detention and civil commitment. The repeal of 1995 Wisconsin Act 292, sections 5, 12, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24, 28, 30, 30h, 32, and 37 (1), and the repeal of 1997 Wisconsin Act 35, sections 141, 144, 147, and 605 (1), apply notwithstanding section 990.03 (3) of the statutes.
(15j) Assistive technology and adaptive equipment.
(a) From the appropriation account under section 20.435 (6) (a) of the statutes, the subunit in the department of health and family services that deals with physical disabilities shall expend $15,000 in each of state fiscal years 2001-02 and 2002-03 to administer funding for assistive technology and adaptive equipment for persons with physical disabilities; develop statewide reporting mechanisms, contract performance evaluation, and training; and work with vendors to obtain updated assistive technology and adaptive equipment.
(b) From the appropriation account under section 20.435 (7) (bc) of the statutes, the department of health and family services shall distribute $15,000 in each of state fiscal years 2001-02 and 2002-03 to the Easter Seals Society of Wisconsin, Inc., to provide persons with disabilities in the agricultural industry with specialized assistance regarding adaptations or modifications of agricultural equipment.
(c) From the appropriation account under section 20.435 (7) (bc) of the statutes, the department of health and family services shall expend $20,000 in each of state fiscal years 2001-02 and 2002-03 to provide recycled medical equipment, including wheelchairs, and equipment parts, maintenance, and distribution costs to persons with disabilities.
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