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January 2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
Grants for new medically assisted treatment centers
Preliminary Draft - Not Ready For Introduction
February 17, 2017 - Introduced by Committee on Assembly Organization,
Representatives Nygren, E. Brooks, Bernier, Krug, Novak, Quinn,
VanderMeer, Jagler, Rodriguez, Born, Loudenbeck, Brostoff, Murphy,
Ballweg, Felzkowski, Skowronski, Steffen, Ripp, Swearingen, Kleefisch,
Petryk, Mursau, Tittl, Rohrkaste, Ohnstad, C. Taylor, Zepnick, Sinicki,
Edming, Doyle, Petersen, Tusler, Kolste, Tranel, Vruwink, Fields, Kulp,
Sargent, Wachs, Spreitzer and Zamarripa, cosponsored by Senators
Harsdorf, Vukmir, Darling, Feyen, Marklein, Wanggaard, Olsen,
Carpenter and Wirch, by request of Governor Scott Walker. Referred to
Committee on Health.
AB8,1,2 1An Act to amend 51.422 (1) of the statutes; relating to: creating additional
2opioid treatment programs and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Health Services to create, and provides
funding for, two or three additional opioid treatment programs in underserved and
high-need, but not necessarily rural, areas. Current law requires DHS to create two
or three opioid treatment programs to provide treatment for addiction in rural and
underserved, high-need areas. The programs must provide counseling,
abstinence-based treatment, and medication-assisted treatment without using
methadone. The additional programs must conform to the same requirements as the
original programs.
For further information see the state 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:
AB8,1 3Section 1. 51.422 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
151.422 (1) Program creation. The department shall create 2 or 3 new, regional
2comprehensive opioid treatment programs, and in the 2017-19 fiscal biennium,
3shall create 2 or 3 additional regional comprehensive opioid treatment programs,
4provide treatment for opioid and opiate addiction in rural and underserved,
5high-need areas. The department shall obtain and review proposals for opioid
6treatment programs in accordance with its request-for-proposal procedures. A
7program under this section may not offer methadone treatment.
AB8,2 8Section 2. Fiscal changes.
AB8,2,169 (1) Opioid treatment programs. In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the
10statutes for the appropriation to the department of health services under section
1120.435 (5) (bc) of the statutes the dollar amount for fiscal year 2017-18 is increased
12by $1,000,000 to create additional opioid treatment programs under section 51.422
13of the statutes. In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the
14appropriation to the department of health services under section 20.435 (5) (bc) of the
15statutes the dollar amount for fiscal year 2018-19 is increased by $1,000,000 to
16create additional opioid treatment programs under section 51.422 of the statutes.
AB8,2,1717 (End)