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Register November 2008 No. 635
Chapter DHS 66
DHS 66.01   Introduction.
DHS 66.02   Definitions.
DHS 66.03   Application for a grant.
DHS 66.04   Organization and administration.
DHS 66.05   Agreements and communication.
DHS 66.06   Eligibility for treatment.
DHS 66.07   Early identification of potential clients.
DHS 66.08   Assessment and referral for treatment and monitoring.
DHS 66.09   Staff training.
DHS 66.10   Data collection.
Ch. DHS 66 Note Note: Chapter HSS 66 was renumbered HFS 66 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Register, July, 1997, No. 499. Chapter HFS 66 was renumbered to chapter DHS 66 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635.
DHS 66.01 DHS 66.01Introduction.
DHS 66.01(1) (1)Authority and purpose. This chapter implements the alcohol or other drug abuse (AODA) treatment alternative program (TAP) under s. 46.65, Stats., for persons referred from the criminal justice system. The program consists of grants made by the department to local agencies to provide TAP services, including assessment and treatment services, to persons likely to benefit from those services who are referred from courts, law enforcement agencies, probation and parole agents and other parts of the criminal justice system. Substance abuse treatment is a substitute for incarceration.
DHS 66.01(2) (2)Applicability. This chapter applies to the department and to local TAP agencies.
DHS 66.01 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1989, No. 397, eff. 2-1-89.
DHS 66.02 DHS 66.02Definitions. In this chapter:
DHS 66.02(1) (1) “Admission" means that a potential client has undergone an assessment and has been found appropriate to participate in TAP.
DHS 66.02(2) (2) “Alcohol abuse" means the use of alcohol for non-medical purposes in a manner which interferes with one or more of the following: the person's physical health, psychological functioning, social adaptation, educational performance or occupational functioning.
DHS 66.02(3) (3) “AODA" means alcohol or other drug abuse.
DHS 66.02(4) (4) “Assessment" means the evaluation of a potential client's suitability for substance abuse treatment.
DHS 66.02(5) (5) “Case management plan" means an individualized plan for securing, coordinating and monitoring the appropriate treatment interventions and services for a TAP client's successful treatment and criminal justice system outcome.
DHS 66.02(6) (6) “Client" means a person who has been assessed by the TAP agency and found to be in need of treatment.
DHS 66.02(7) (7) “Criminal justice system" means the officers, agencies and officials engaged in detecting, apprehending, prosecuting, adjudicating and maintaining custody of or supervising persons who have committed crimes.
DHS 66.02(8) (8) “Criminal justice system component" means any functioning part of the criminal justice system from law enforcement through parole supervision.
DHS 66.02(9) (9) “Criterion" means a standard, principle or test by which a potential TAP client is measured to determine whether he or she is suitable for AODA treatment.
DHS 66.02(10) (10) “Department" means the Wisconsin department of health services.
DHS 66.02(11) (11) “Drug dependent" has the meaning prescribed in s. 51.01 (8), Stats., namely, a person who uses one or more drugs to the extent that the person's health is substantially impaired or his or her social or economic functioning is substantially disrupted.
DHS 66.02(12) (12) “Identification" means the act of establishing whether someone accused or convicted of a crime is potentially eligible for TAP.
DHS 66.02(13) (13) “Monitoring" means supervising or overseeing clients through the application of specific criteria to determine progress and success or failure.
DHS 66.02(14) (14) “Potential client" means a person referred by a criminal justice system component to a TAP agency for assessment.
DHS 66.02(15) (15) “Professional staff" means a TAP agency staff member who has direct responsibility for the provision of TAP services to clients.
DHS 66.02(16) (16) “Referral" means the assignment by a criminal justice system component of a potential client to a TAP agency for assessment or the assignment by a TAP agency of a client to the most appropriate, available treatment agency.
DHS 66.02(17) (17) “RFP" means a request for proposals, a document issued by the department to solicit applications for project support, and which defines project priorities, who may apply for funding, the amounts available for support of given types of projects, the term of projects, application procedures and review criteria.
DHS 66.02(18) (18) “Screening" means a systematic examination of all accused or convicted offenders at a particular point in criminal justice system processing to determine their potential suitability for TAP.
DHS 66.02(19) (19) “TAP" means the treatment alternative program authorized under s. 46.65, Stats., to provide alcohol or other drug abuse services, as a treatment alternative in lieu of incarceration for eligible persons in need of those services.
DHS 66.02(20) (20) “TAP agency" means an agency or organization under s. DHS 66.03 (1) that meets the requirements of this chapter and either has been awarded a grant by the department to provide TAP services or has not been awarded a grant by the department for this purpose.
DHS 66.02(21) (21) “Treatment" means psychological, educational, social, chemical, medical or somatic techniques designed to bring about rehabilitation of an alcohol or other drug dependent person.
DHS 66.02(22) (22) “Treatment agency" means a public or private agency that is approved by the department under ch. DHS 61 to provide AODA treatment services.
DHS 66.02(23) (23) “Urinalysis" means examination of urine samples by various technical methods to determine the presence or absence of specified drugs or their metabolized traces.
DHS 66.02(24) (24) “Voluntary informed consent" means agreement by a potential client to participate in TAP after a thorough explanation of its advantages and disadvantages, including potential benefits, sanctions by the criminal justice system, TAP agency and treatment agency rules and the likely consequences of successful or unsuccessful termination.
DHS 66.02 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1989, No. 397, eff. 2-1-89; corrections in (10) and (22) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635.
DHS 66.03 DHS 66.03Application for a grant.
DHS 66.03(1) (1)Eligibility. To be eligible for a TAP grant an agency shall be certified to operate one or more AODA programs under ch. DHS 75 and shall be one of the following:
DHS 66.03(1)(a) (a) A county department of community programs established under s. 51.42, Stats.;
DHS 66.03(1)(b) (b) A county department of human services established under s. 46.23, Stats.;
DHS 66.03(1)(c) (c) A private nonprofit corporation organized under ch. 181, Stats.;
DHS 66.03(1)(d) (d) A tribal agency appointed by the governing body of a federally recognized Wisconsin tribe or band of Indians;
DHS 66.03(1)(e) (e) A non-profit minority agency. In this paragraph, “minority agency" means that at least 50% of the members of the agency's board of directors are members of a minority group and at least 50% of the persons served or to be served by the agency are members of a minority group. In this paragraph, “minority group" means blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific islanders, or American Indians.
DHS 66.03(2) (2)Making application. The department shall solicit applications for TAP grants by preparing and distributing a request for proposals (RFP). Application for a TAP grant shall be made no later than the date specified in the RFP on a form furnished by the department and in accordance with instructions contained in the RFP.
DHS 66.03 Note Note: To obtain copies of the TAP RFP and the TAP grant application form, write: Bureau of Substances Abuse Services, Division of Disability and Elder Services, P.O. Box 7851, Madison, Wisconsin 53707.
DHS 66.03(3) (3)Review of applications.
DHS 66.03(3)(a)(a) The department shall review all applications for a TAP grant for compliance with the form and content specifications of the RFP, and may reject any application that fails to meet those specifications.
DHS 66.03(3)(b) (b) The department shall convene a committee to review applications that meet the form and content specifications in the RFP. The committee shall score and rank applications in accordance with the criteria described in the RFP and the weight assigned in the RFP to each criterion.
DHS 66.03(4) (4)Decision. The secretary of the department shall make the final decision on an application for a TAP grant based on the results of the review under sub. (3) (b), geographical coverage considerations and available funds. The department may reject any application or all applications and may negotiate any grant award.
DHS 66.03(5) (5)Condition. As a condition for receiving a TAP grant or other funding for TAP within the limits of funds provided, an agency shall agree in writing to comply with this chapter and funding procedures of the department.
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