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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
January 22, 2016 - Introduced by Representatives Novak, Meyers, Rohrkaste,
Hesselbein, Bernier, Katsma, Tittl, Brostoff, Macco, Jagler, Czaja,
Kolste, Skowronski, Petryk, Swearingen, Kleefisch, Quinn, Kitchens,
Kahl, A. Ott, Ripp, Zepnick, Spiros, Subeck, Murphy, E. Brooks, Sargent,
Kulp, Ballweg, Nygren, Ohnstad, Johnson, Sanfelippo, Considine, Milroy,
Steineke, Sinicki and Born, cosponsored by Senators Carpenter, Hansen and
C. Larson. Referred to Committee on Mental Health Reform.
AB788,1,2 1An Act relating to: funding for dementia care specialists in aging and disability
2resource centers and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill increases funding to the Department of Health Services for fiscal year
2016-17 to authorize four additional full-time equivalent positions for the
department for dementia care specialists in aging and disability resource centers in
counties with a population under 150,000. The bill requires the department to
maintain existing staffing levels for dementia care specialists, plus the new positions
authorized under this bill. The bill also increases funding to the department for fiscal
year 2016-17 to authorize one additional full-time equivalent position for the
department for training of dementia care specialists in aging and disability resource
centers, including educating employers about issues related to dementia in their
employees and family members of employees. Under the bill, the department is
required to submit a report to the joint committee on finance by July 1, 2017,
regarding activities related to this employer education training position.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB788,1 3Section 1. Nonstatutory provisions.
AB788,2,4
1(1) In fiscal years beginning after fiscal year 2016-17, the department of health
2services shall maintain the number of FTE positions authorized for dementia care
3specialists existing as of fiscal year 2015-2016, plus the additional FTE positions
4authorized under Section 2 of this act.
AB788,2,105 (2) By July 1, 2017, the department of health services shall submit to the
6members of the joint committee on finance a report on the FTE position authorized
7for fiscal year 2016-17 for the training of dementia care specialists in aging and
8disability resource centers, including educating employers about issues related to
9dementia in their employees and family members of employees. The report shall
10include information about staff and training activities.
AB788,2 11Section 2 . Fiscal changes.
AB788,2,1712 (1) In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation
13to the department of health services under section 20.435 (7) (b) of the statutes, as
14affected by the acts of 2015, the dollar amount for fiscal year 2016-17 is increased
15by $372,000 to increase the authorized FTE positions for the department by 4.0 GPR
16positions on July 1, 2016, for dementia care specialists in aging and disability
17resource centers in counties with a population under 150,000.
AB788,2,2418 (2) In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation
19to the department of health services under section 20.435 (7) (b) of the statutes, as
20affected by the acts of 2015, the dollar amount for fiscal year 2016-17 is increased
21by $93,000 to increase the authorized FTE positions for the department by 1.0 GPR
22position on July 1, 2016, for the training of dementia care specialists in aging and
23disability resource centers, including educating employers about issues related to
24dementia in their employees and family members of employees.
AB788,2,2525 (End)
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