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  Date of enactment: April 8, 2014
2013 Senate Bill 565   Date of publication*: April 9, 2014
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
2013 WISCONSIN ACT 203
An Act to repeal 15.07 (1) (b) 24., 15.07 (3) (bm) 7., 15.195 (9), 17.07 (3r), 20.435 (5) (kf) and 51.41 (6); to amend 15.07 (1) (cm), 15.07 (1) (cm), 46.031 (2), 46.031 (2g) (a), 46.031 (2g) (b), 46.031 (2r) (b), 46.031 (3) (a), 46.031 (3) (b), 46.031 (3) (c), 46.034 (3), 46.175, 46.18 (1), 46.18 (3), 46.18 (4), 46.18 (11), 46.18 (12), 46.18 (13), 46.18 (14), 46.18 (15), 46.19 (4), 46.21 (2) (a), (j), (k), (m) and (q), (2m) (a) and (b) 1. (intro.), (3), (3g), (3r), (4), (4m) (a) and (b) and (6), 46.56 (1) (a), 46.56 (2) (a), 46.56 (2) (b), 46.56 (3) (b) 11., 46.56 (4) (d), 46.56 (15) (b) (intro.), 51.08, 51.20 (18) (a), 51.41 (3) and (5) (a) and (b), 51.42 (1) (b), 51.42 (3) (a), 51.42 (3) (ar) 8., 51.42 (3) (ar) 14., 51.42 (3) (b), 51.42 (4) (a) 2. (intro.), 51.42 (6m) (intro.), 51.42 (6m) (c), 51.42 (6m) (i), 51.42 (6m) (m) 3., 51.423 (11), 51.44 (4), 51.61 (1) (e), 51.61 (1) (f), 55.001 and 59.53 (7); and to create 13.94 (1) (mg), 15.07 (1) (b) 24., 15.07 (3) (bm) 7., 15.195 (9), 17.07 (3r), 19.42 (7w) (e), 20.435 (5) (kf), 46.011 (1s), 51.41 and 59.53 (25) of the statutes; relating to: Milwaukee County mental health functions, programs, and services, creation of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board, and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
203,1 Section 1. 13.94 (1) (mg) of the statutes is created to read:
13.94 (1) (mg) No later than January 1, 2017, and biennially thereafter, perform a financial and performance evaluation audit of the Milwaukee County mental health board and of mental health functions, programs, and services in Milwaukee County including a review of the effectiveness of the Milwaukee County mental health board and new policies implemented under that board in providing mental health services, a review of the expenditures of the Milwaukee County mental health board, a review of Milwaukee County's expenditures for mental health functions, programs, and services and the outcomes of those programs and services in the period after the formation of the Milwaukee County mental health board. The legislative audit bureau shall file a copy of the audit report under this paragraph with the distributees specified in par. (b) and the Milwaukee County executive and the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The audit under this paragraph does not count toward the limit of audits of a county in a calendar year in par. (m).
203,2 Section 2. 15.07 (1) (b) 24. of the statutes is created to read:
15.07 (1) (b) 24. The Milwaukee County mental health board, subject to s. 15.195 (9).
203,2d Section 2d. 15.07 (1) (b) 24. of the statutes, as created by 2013 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
203,3 Section 3. 15.07 (1) (cm) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.07 (1) (cm) The term of one member of the government accountability board shall expire on each May 1. The terms of the 3 members of the land and water conservation board appointed under s. 15.135 (4) (b) 2. shall expire on January 1. The term of the member of the land and water conservation board appointed under s. 15.135 (4) (b) 2m. shall expire on May 1 of an even-numbered year. The terms of the appraiser members of the real estate appraisers board and the terms of the auctioneer and auction company representative members of the auctioneer board shall expire on May 1 in an even-numbered year. The terms of the members of the cemetery board shall expire on July 1 in an even-numbered year. The term of the student member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System who is at least 24 years old shall expire on May 1 of every even-numbered year. The terms of 6 of the members of the Milwaukee County mental health board appointed under s. 15.195 (9) (b) shall expire on May 1 of an even-numbered year.
203,3d Section 3d. 15.07 (1) (cm) of the statutes, as affected by 2013 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is amended to read:
15.07 (1) (cm) The term of one member of the government accountability board shall expire on each May 1. The terms of the 3 members of the land and water conservation board appointed under s. 15.135 (4) (b) 2. shall expire on January 1. The term of the member of the land and water conservation board appointed under s. 15.135 (4) (b) 2m. shall expire on May 1 of an even-numbered year. The terms of the appraiser members of the real estate appraisers board and the terms of the auctioneer and auction company representative members of the auctioneer board shall expire on May 1 in an even-numbered year. The terms of the members of the cemetery board shall expire on July 1 in an even-numbered year. The term of the student member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System who is at least 24 years old shall expire on May 1 of every even-numbered year. The terms of 6 of the members of the Milwaukee County mental health board appointed under s. 15.195 (9) (b) shall expire on May 1 of an even-numbered year.
203,4 Section 4. 15.07 (3) (bm) 7. of the statutes is created to read:
15.07 (3) (bm) 7. The Milwaukee County mental health board shall meet 6 times each year and may meet at other times on the call of the chairperson or a majority of the board's members.
203,4d Section 4d. 15.07 (3) (bm) 7. of the statutes, as created by 2013 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
203,5 Section 5. 15.195 (9) of the statutes is created to read:
15.195 (9) Milwaukee County mental health board. (a) There is created a Milwaukee County mental health board, which is attached to the department of health services under s. 15.03.
(b) Subject to par. (d), the board shall consist of the following 11 voting members appointed for 4-year terms except for the members under subds. 10. and 11.:
1. A psychiatrist or psychologist who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions for psychiatrists and psychologists from organizations including the Wisconsin Medical Society, the Medical Society of Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Psychological Association, the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, and the Wisconsin Association of Family and Children's Agencies for individuals who specialize in a full continuum of behavioral health services for children. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the governor 4 psychiatrists and psychologists for this board membership position.
2. A psychiatrist or psychologist who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions for psychiatrists and psychologists from organizations including the Wisconsin Medical Society, the Medical Society of Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Psychological Association, the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, and the Milwaukee Co-occurring Competency Cadre for individuals who specialize in a full continuum of behavioral health services for adults. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the governor 4 psychiatrists and psychologists for this board membership position.
3. A representative of the community who is a consumer of mental health services and who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions for individuals who have experienced mental illness or substance abuse from organizations including Warmline, the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, and the Milwaukee Co-occurring Competency Cadre. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the governor 4 representatives of the community for this board membership position.
4. A psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurse who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Wisconsin Nurses Association for individuals who specialize in a full continuum of behavioral health and medical services including emergency detention, inpatient, residential, transitional, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and wraparound community-based services. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the governor 4 psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurses for this board membership position.
5. An individual specializing in finance and administration who is suggested by the Milwaukee County executive. The Milwaukee County executive shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the Wisconsin County Human Services Association, and the Public Policy Forum for individuals with experience in analyzing healthcare operating expenses, revenues, and reimbursement, knowledge of public and private funding and systems, and expertise in financial restructuring for sustainability. The Milwaukee County executive shall suggest to the governor 4 individuals specializing in finance and administration for this board membership position.
6. A health care provider with experience in the delivery of substance abuse services who is suggested by the Milwaukee County executive. The Milwaukee County executive shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Wisconsin Nurses Association and the Milwaukee Co-occurring Competency Cadre for health care providers specializing in providing substance abuse services. The Milwaukee County executive shall suggest to the governor 4 health care providers with experience in the delivery of substance abuse services for this board membership position.
7. An individual with legal expertise who is suggested by the Milwaukee County executive. The Milwaukee County executive shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Legal Action of Wisconsin, Community Justice Counsel, and Disability Rights Wisconsin for individuals who have legal expertise specializing in emergency detention regulatory requirements including policies, procedures, provider responsibilities, and patient rights. The Milwaukee County executive shall suggest to the governor 4 individuals with legal expertise for this board membership position.
8. A health care provider representing community-based mental health service providers who is suggested by the Milwaukee County board of supervisors. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Wisconsin Nurses Association, the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership, the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, and the Milwaukee Co-occurring Competency Cadre for health care providers specializing in community-based, recovery-oriented, mental health systems. The Milwaukee County board of supervisors shall suggest to the governor 4 health care providers representing community-based mental health service providers for this board membership position.
9. An individual who is a consumer or family member representing community-based mental health service providers and who is suggested by the Milwaukee County executive. The Milwaukee County executive shall solicit suggestions from organizations including the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership, the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, and the Milwaukee Co-occurring Competency Cadre for consumers and family members representing community-based mental health service providers. The Milwaukee County executive shall suggest to the governor 4 consumers or family members representing community-based mental health service providers for this board membership position.
10. The chairperson of the county community programs board in Milwaukee County under s. 51.42 (4), or his or her designee who is not an elected official as defined in s. 5.02 (3m). If the chairperson of the county community programs board in Milwaukee County is an elected official, the chairperson shall designate a member of the county community programs board who is not an elected official to be a member under this subdivision.
11. The chairperson of the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force, or his or her designee.
(c) Subject to par. (d), the board shall consist of the following 2 nonvoting members appointed for 4-year terms:
1. A health care provider who is an employee of a higher education institution suggested by the Medical College of Wisconsin. The governor shall solicit suggestions from the Medical College of Wisconsin for individuals specializing in community-based, recovery-oriented mental health systems, maximizing comprehensive community-based services, prioritizing access to community-based services and reducing reliance on institutional and inpatient care, protecting the personal liberty of individuals experiencing mental illness so that they may be treated in the least restrictive environment to the greatest extent possible, providing early intervention to minimize the length and depth of psychotic and other mental health episodes, diverting people from the corrections system, when appropriate, or maximizing the use of mobile crisis units and crisis intervention training.
2. A health care provider who is an employee of a higher education institution suggested by the University of Wisconsin—Madison. The governor shall solicit suggestions from the University of Wisconsin—Madison for individuals specializing in community-based, recovery-oriented mental health systems, maximizing comprehensive community-based services, prioritizing access to community-based services and reducing reliance on institutional and inpatient care, protecting the personal liberty of individuals experiencing mental illness so that they may be treated in the least restrictive environment to the greatest extent possible, providing early intervention to minimize the length and depth of psychotic and other mental health episodes, diverting people from the corrections system, when appropriate, or maximizing the use of mobile crisis units and crisis intervention training.
(d) 1. The governor shall nominate individuals for appointment under par. (b) 1. to 9. in consultation with the Milwaukee County executive.
2. The governor shall ensure that one of the members under par. (b) 1. and 2. is a psychologist.
3. A person nominating or suggesting individuals for nomination under par. (b) shall attempt to ensure that individuals suggested are among the most-qualified and experienced in their field.
4. a. In this subdivision, "cultural competency" means the ability to understand and act respectfully toward, in a cultural context, the beliefs, interpersonal styles, attitudes, and behaviors of persons and families of various cultures, including persons and families who receive mental health services in Milwaukee County and persons and families who provide mental health services in Milwaukee County.
b. Members under par. (b) collectively shall possess cultural competency and shall reflect the population that is serviced by the Milwaukee County mental health system.
5. No member of the board may be an employee of Milwaukee County at the time of nomination.
6. No member of the board may be a lobbyist, as defined in s. 13.62 (11). No member of the board may directly or indirectly solicit or receive subscriptions or contributions for any partisan political party or any political purpose while appointed to the board. No member of the board may engage in any form of political activity calculated to favor or improve the chances of any political party or any person seeking or attempting to hold partisan office. No member of the board may hold an elected office. Any violation of this subdivision is adequate grounds for dismissal.
7. No member under par. (b) may serve more than 2 consecutive terms in a membership position for which suggestions for nomination are made by the same individual or entity, except that a member may serve 3 consecutive terms in a membership position for which suggestions for nomination are made by the same individual or entity if one of those 3 terms is for less than 2 years. An individual who has served 2 consecutive 4-year terms or 3 consecutive terms totalling less than 10 years is eligible to be suggested for nomination as a member under par. (b) after the individual has not served on the board for 12 months.
203,5d Section 5d. 15.195 (9) of the statutes, as created by 2013 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
203,6 Section 6. 17.07 (3r) of the statutes is created to read:
17.07 (3r) (a) Notwithstanding sub. (3), a member of the Milwaukee County mental health board may be removed by any of the following:
1. The governor, for cause.
2. If the Milwaukee County executive suggested the member for nomination, the Milwaukee County executive, for neglect of duty, misconduct, malfeasance in office, failure to attend 4 board meetings in one year, or failure to attend 2 board meetings within one year without providing advance notice to the chairperson of the board.
3. If the Milwaukee County board of supervisors suggested the member for nomination, the Milwaukee County board of supervisors, for neglect of duty, misconduct, malfeasance in office, failure to attend 4 board meetings in one year, or failure to attend 2 board meetings within one year without providing advance notice to the chairperson of the board.
(b) Notwithstanding sub. (3), a member of the Milwaukee County mental health board shall be removed by the governor for engaging in an activity under s. 15.195 (9) (d) that disqualifies an individual from board membership.
203,6d Section 6d. 17.07 (3r) of the statutes, as created by 2013 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
203,6j Section 6j. 19.42 (7w) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
19.42 (7w) (e) The position of member of the Milwaukee County mental health board as created under s. 51.41 (1d).
203,7 Section 7. 20.435 (5) (kf) of the statutes is created to read:
20.435 (5) (kf) Milwaukee County mental health board; audit. All moneys received under s. 51.41 (6) (b) for the general program operations of the Milwaukee County mental health board and for the performance of the audit and the completion of the report under 2013 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 53 (4).
203,7d Section 7d. 20.435 (5) (kf) of the statutes, as created by 2013 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
203,7s Section 7s. 46.011 (1s) of the statutes is created to read:
46.011 (1s) "Milwaukee County mental health board" means the Milwaukee County mental health board created under s. 51.41 (1d).
203,8 Section 8. 46.031 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.031 (2) Assessment of needs. Before developing and submitting a proposed budget to the county executive or county administrator or the county board or the Milwaukee County mental health board, the county departments listed in sub. (1) shall assess needs and inventory resources and services, using an open public participation process.
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