A drug dependence and drug abuse program is established in the department. The secretary may develop and carry out programs concerned with education about and prevention of drug dependence and drug abuse, and programs concerned with treatment and rehabilitation of drug dependent persons and persons who abuse drugs. The secretary shall appoint a drug dependence program coordinator to handle liaison with other departments and agencies, including the state council on alcohol and other drug abuse. These programs may include, but are not limited to:
Education regarding use of drugs and the prevention of drug dependence and drug abuse.
Diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients who are drug dependent persons or persons who abuse drugs.
Development of standards and provision of consultation for local drug dependence and drug abuse programs.
Evaluation of programs conducted pursuant to the authority of this subsection as to their effectiveness and relationship to the public health, safety and welfare and the development of improved techniques for the prevention and treatment of drug dependence and drug abuse.
Promotion and establishment of cooperative relationship with public and private agencies which have a responsibility for the prevention and treatment of drug dependence and drug abuse.
Within the availability of funding, the department shall establish a program that includes, but is not limited to all of the following:
Collection and analysis of data on drug abuse treatment from all approved public and private treatment facilities as defined in s. 51.45 (2) (b)
which shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following information:
The total number of persons who received treatment for drug abuse statewide.
The type and amount of treatment that persons receive from alcohol and other drug abuse provider facilities.
The primary drug of abuse, the primary means of administration of drugs and the diagnosis of clients.
The number of persons on waiting lists for alcohol and other drug abuse provider facilities.
The sources and amounts of federal, state, local, insurance and private financing of alcohol and other drug abuse treatment programs.
Collection of data which indicates the extent of illicit drug use, the prevalence of drug abuse and which illicit drugs are available and being abused. Data shall be collected from law enforcement agencies, courts, criminal justice agencies, emergency medical treatment providers, other medical care facilities and agencies designated by the department.
A report summarizing the data collected under pars. (a)
which shall be written annually and submitted to the state council on alcohol and other drug abuse by June 30 of every year and which shall include all of the following:
The nature and extent of this state's drug abuse problems.
The use and abuse of each controlled substance or controlled substance analog specified in ch. 961
The changes in the use and abuse of drugs noted by the facilities specified in par. (a) (intro.)
including those changes resulting from initiatives of the state council on alcohol and other drug abuse or other state agencies.
The department may accept, receive, administer, and expend any money, material, or other gifts or grants of any description for purposes related to those set forth in this section. Moneys and grants received under this section shall be deposited with the secretary of administration and shall be credited to the department under s. 20.435 (2) (i)
and expended by the department or the state council on alcohol and other drug abuse for the purposes specified.
Grant and funding program; services related to alcohol and other drug abuse. 46.975(1)(1)
In this section, “organization" means a nonprofit corporation or a public agency that proposes to provide services for individuals with alcohol or other drug abuse problems.
Distribution of funds.
The department shall allocate funds for programs as follows:
The department shall make grants to applying community-based organizations to provide in-home and community-based alcohol and other drug abuse intervention, treatment or family support services directed at low-income Hispanics and Black Americans in urban areas and make funds available to any of the federally recognized tribal governing bodies in this state to increase the capacity of reservations to provide outpatient, intervention, treatment or family support services for alcohol and other drug abusers.
The department shall make a grant to an applying organization to implement an alcohol and other drug abuse treatment program which meets the special needs of women with alcohol or other drug abuse problems.
The department shall make grants to applying organizations for the purpose of organizing community initiatives to combat alcohol and other drug abuse in youth.
History: 1987 a. 339
Guardianship grants. 46.977(2)(am)
From the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (cg)
, the department may under this section, based on the criteria under par. (c)
, award grants to applying organizations for the purpose of training and assisting guardians for individuals found incompetent under ch. 54
. No grant may be paid unless the awardee provides matching funds equal to 10 percent of the amount of the award.
Organizations awarded grants under par. (am)
shall do all of the following:
Provide training and technical assistance on guardianship issues.
Provide technical assistance to recruited guardians in performing their duties.
In reviewing applications for grants under par. (am)
, the department shall consider the extent to which the proposed program will effectively train and assist guardians for individuals found incompetent under ch. 54
The department shall award a grant to develop, administer, and conduct the guardian training required under s. 54.26
The department shall require the grantee to have expertise in state guardianship law, experience with technical assistance and support to guardians and wards, and knowledge of common challenges and questions encountered by guardians and wards.
The grantee selected to develop training that meets the requirements under s. 54.26 (1)
shall develop plain language, web-based online training modules using adult-learning design principles that can be accessed for free by training topic and in formats that maximize accessibility, with printed versions available for free upon request.
Respite care program. 46.986(1)(a)
“Abuse" means the willful infliction on a person of physical pain or injury or unreasonable confinement.
“Caregiver" means an individual who lives in the home of a person with special needs and provides care or supervision for that person.
“Neglect" means an act, omission or course of conduct that, because of the failure to provide adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical care or dental care, creates a significant danger to the physical and mental health of a person.
“Provider" means an individual or agency that a caregiver selects, with input to the selection by the person with special needs, if competent, to provide respite care to the person with special needs.
“Respite care" means care that is provided to a person with special needs, or a person at risk of abuse or neglect, in order to provide temporary relief to the caregiver of that person or when the caregiver is unable to provide care.
“Special need" means a person's need resulting from an emotional, behavioral, cognitive, physical or personal condition that necessitates receipt of care or supervision in order to meet the person's basic needs or to prevent harm from occurring to him or her.
“Tribe or band" means the governing body of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state.
From the appropriation account under s. 20.435 (1) (br)
, the department shall contract for the administration of life-span respite care projects with an organization to which all of the following apply:
The organization is a private, nonprofit organization, as defined in s. 108.02 (19)
, that is capable of operating on a statewide basis and has expertise in respite care issues.
At least 51 percent of the members of the organization's governing board are consumers of respite care or caregivers.
The membership of the organization's governing board includes providers and elected officials and represents the diverse geographical areas and cultural groups of the state.
The organization with which the department contracts under par. (a)
shall do all of the following:
After consulting with the department, county departments, tribes or bands, providers and caregivers, prescribe criteria for the distribution of grants to conduct life-span respite care projects. The criteria shall include the requirement that grant funds be equally distributed among 5 administrative regions of the state, as prescribed by the department.
Solicit applications from and, using the criteria under subd. 1.
, award in each state fiscal biennium up to one grant in each of the 5 administrative regions prescribed by the department to any of the following to conduct a life-span respite care project:
A community-based private entity that is operated for profit.
Require that the grantee contribute matching funds to the operation of the life-span respite care project in the following amounts:
Ten percent of the amount of the grant awarded by the organization, as direct services, which shall be used by the grantee to fund payments from caregivers to providers.
Fifteen percent of the amount of the grant awarded by the organization, as in-kind services.
Oversee grants awarded under subd. 2.
, and monitor, provide technical assistance to and evaluate the life-span respite care projects.
Develop best practice guidelines and a training curriculum that may be used by life-span respite care projects that are funded under this section and that may be used, if appropriate, by any other respite care providers in the state.
Promote the exchange of information and coordination among the state, local governments, life-span respite care projects, entities serving persons with special needs, families of persons with special needs and persons in favor of the promotion of respite care services, to encourage the efficient provision of respite care services.
Act as a statewide clearinghouse of information about respite care and existing respite care programs and resources and operate a library of materials that may be lent to persons or organizations upon request.
Conduct analyses of respite care policies and proposals, and identify and promote resolution of respite care policy concerns at legislative, state and local levels.
Grants not to supplant other moneys.
Moneys awarded as grants under sub. (2) (b)
may not be used to supplant moneys otherwise available and, prior to receipt of the grant, dedicated by the grantee to respite care.
Life-span respite care project requirements.
Life-span respite care projects for which a grant is awarded under sub. (2) (b) 2.
shall do all of the following:
Operate in a culturally competent manner and be sensitive to the unique needs and strengths of a person with special needs and his or her family or caregiver.
Identify, coordinate and develop resources for respite care that are built, to the extent possible, on existing community support services.
Identify training resources and organize training programs for providers that address different populations in need of respite care.
Facilitate access by caregivers and families of persons with special needs to an array of respite care service options for which the person with special needs is eligible, that are responsive to caregiver and family needs and that are available before families and primary caregivers reach a crisis situation.
Assist caregivers and families of persons with special needs to identify and coordinate funds and resources available for respite care for which the person with special needs is eligible, and authorize and provide a variety of funds and resources to make available additional respite care services for persons with special needs, under eligibility criteria established by the project.
Each grantee of moneys to conduct a life-span respite care project under sub. (2)
shall create an advisory committee that shall advise the project on how the project may best serve persons with special needs and their caregivers. Consumers of respite care services and caregivers shall comprise at least 51 percent of the advisory committee membership and shall be representative of the diversity of persons who receive services under the project. Other members shall include providers, representatives of local service agencies and members of the community.
By June 1, 2004, the department and the organization with which the department contracts under sub. (2) (a)
shall together evaluate the life-span respite care projects that are conducted under this section. If, following the evaluation, the department and the organization together determine that it is feasible to integrate the life-span respite care projects with any integrated, organized system of long-term care services that is operated by the department, the department shall, by July 1, 2004, provide to the department of administration statutory language that is proposed for inclusion in the 2005-07 biennial budget bill to effect the integration.
Medical assistance waiver for Birth to 3 participants. 46.99(2)
The department shall request from the secretary of the U.S. department of health and human services a waiver under 42 USC 1396n
(c) that authorizes the provision of home or community-based services under medical assistance to children who are eligible for medical assistance and receive early intervention services under s. 51.44
If the waiver requested under sub. (2)
is granted, counties shall provide to the department the nonfederal share of costs for medical assistance services provided under the waiver. Counties may use moneys appropriated under s. 20.435 (7) (bt)
and distributed to counties under s. 51.44 (3) (a)
to provide the nonfederal share of medical assistance costs.
If the waiver requested under sub. (2)
is granted, counties shall provide to the department the nonfederal share of the cost incurred by an entity to administer the waiver program under this section.