27,2055m Section 2055m. 46.16 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.16 (1) Generally. The department shall investigate and supervise all the charitable, and curative and reformatory institutions, including county infirmaries, of every county and municipality, except tuberculosis sanatoriums; all shelter care facilities for children and all hospitals, asylums and institutions, organized for the purpose set forth in s. 58.01, and familiarize itself with all the circumstances affecting their management and usefulness.
27,2056 Section 2056. 46.175 of the statutes is amended to read:
46.175 County institutions: minimum standards. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any county currently operating an institution established under s. 49.14, 49.16, 49.171, 49.70, 49.71, 49.72, 51.08 or 51.09 may, by resolution of the county board, designate such institution or distinct part of such institution as a facility to be operated under s. 50.02, 50.03 or 50.33. Any county institution or part thereof, where so designated, shall be required to meet those licensure standards established by the department for the type of facility designated by the county. Any designation under this section may be made only if such designation will not result in any additional cost to the state.
27,2057 Section 2057. 46.18 (13) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.18 (13) Building reserve fund. The county board shall maintain as a segregated cash reserve an annual charge of 2% of the original cost of new construction or purchase or of the appraised value of existing infirmary structures and equipment. If the infirmary or any of its equipment is replaced, any net cost of replacement in excess of the original cost is subject to an annual charge of 2%. No contributions to the cash reserve in excess of the amount required under this subsection may be included in the calculation under s. 49.173 (1) 49.726 (1). The county board may from time to time appropriate from such reserve sums to be expended solely for the enlargement, modernization or replacement of such infirmary and its equipment.
27,2058 Section 2058. 46.206 of the statutes is amended to read:
46.206 (title) Welfare Social services; supervisory functions of state department. (1) (a) The department shall supervise the administration of social services and aid to families with dependent children, including related employment and training programs, except as provided under subch. III of ch. 49 and except for juvenile delinquency-related services. The department shall submit to the federal authorities state plans for the administration of social services and aid under s. 49.19, except as provided under subch. III of ch. 49 and except for juvenile delinquency-related services, in such form and containing such information as the federal authorities require, and shall comply with all requirements prescribed to ensure their correctness.
(b) All records of the department and all county records relating to social services, aid to families with dependent children and aid under s. 49.18, 1971 stats., s. 49.20, 1971 stats., and s. 49.61, 1971 stats., as affected by chapter 90, laws of 1973, shall be open to inspection at all reasonable hours by authorized representatives of the federal government. Notwithstanding s. 48.396 (2), all county records relating to the administration of such the services and public assistance shall be open to inspection at all reasonable hours by authorized representatives of the department.
(bm) All records of the department relating to aid provided under s. 49.177, 49.19, 49.46, 49.465, 49.468 or, 49.47 or 49.77 are open to inspection at reasonable hours by members of the legislature who require the information contained in the records in pursuit of a specific state legislative purpose. All records of any county relating to aid provided under s. 49.177, 49.19, 49.46, 49.465, 49.468 or, 49.47 or 49.77 are open to inspection at reasonable hours by members of the board of supervisors of the county or the governing body of a city, village or town located in the county who require the information contained in the records in pursuit of a specific county or municipal legislative purpose. The right to records access provided by this paragraph does not apply if access is prohibited by federal law or regulation or if this state is required to prohibit such access as a condition precedent to participation in a federal program in which this state participates.
(c) The department may at any time audit all county records relating to the administration of such the services and public assistance specified in this section and may at any time conduct administrative reviews of county departments under ss. 46.215 and 46.22. If the department conducts such an audit or administrative review in a county, it the department shall furnish a copy of the audit or administrative review report to the chairperson of the county board of supervisors and the county clerk in a county with a single-county department or to the county boards of supervisors and the county clerks in counties with a multicounty department, and to the director of the county department under s. 46.21 or 46.22.
(2) The county administration of all laws relating to social services and aid to families with dependent children, except with respect to the programs under subch. III of ch. 49 and to juvenile delinquency-related programs, shall be vested in the officers and agencies designated in the statutes.
27,2059b Section 2059b. 46.208 of the statutes is amended to read:
46.208 General relief Relief block grants; functions of state department. (1) All records of the county or tribal governing body relating to the administration of general relief, if the department reimburses the county under s. 49.035, that is funded by a relief block grant under ch. 49 shall be open to inspection at all reasonable hours by authorized representatives of the department.
(2m) The department may at any time audit all records of the general relief agency relating to the administration of general relief, if the department reimburses the county under s. 49.035 funded by a relief block grant under ch. 49 and may at any time conduct administrative reviews of a county department under s. 46.215, 46.22 or 46.23. The department shall furnish a copy of the county audit or administrative review report to the chairperson of the county board of supervisors and the county clerk in a county with a single-county department or to the county boards of supervisors and the county clerks in counties with a multicounty department, and to the county director of the county department under s. 46.215, 46.22 or 46.23.
27,2060 Section 2060. 46.21 (1) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.21 (1) (d) "Human services" means the total range of services to people, including mental illness treatment, developmental disabilities services, physical disabilities services, general relief funded by a relief block grant under ch. 49, income maintenance, youth probation and parole services, alcohol and drug abuse services, services to children, youth and families, family counseling, exceptional educational services for children from birth to the age of 3 and manpower services.
27,2060m Section 2060m. 46.21 (2) (j) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.21 (2) (j) May exercise approval or disapproval power over contracts and purchases of the director that are for $50,000 or more, except that the county board of supervisors may not exercise approval or disapproval power over any personal service contract or over any contract or purchase of the director which relates to community living arrangements, adult family homes, foster homes or treatment foster homes and which was entered into pursuant to a contract under s. 46.031 (2g) or 301.031 (2g), regardless of whether the contract mentions the provider, except as provided in par. (m). This paragraph does not preclude the county board of supervisors from creating a central purchasing department for all county purchases.
27,2061 Section 2061. 46.21 (2m) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.21 (2m) (c) Exchange of information. Notwithstanding ss. 48.78 (2) (a), 49.45 (4), 49.53 (1m) 49.83, 51.30, 51.45 (14) (a), 55.06 (17) (c), 146.82, 252.11 (7) and 253.07 (3) (c), any subunit of the county department of human services acting under this subsection may exchange confidential information about a client, without the informed consent of the client, with any other subunit of the same county department of human services or with any person providing services to the client under a purchase of services contract with the county department of human services, if necessary to enable an employe or service provider to perform his or her duties, or to enable the county department of human services to coordinate the delivery of services to the client.
27,2061m Section 2061m. 46.21 (4m) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.21 (4m) (a) The county hospitals and county sanatoriums of a county with a population of 500,000 or more shall be devoted to hospital service and the treatment of any person who would otherwise be unable to secure that service and treatment, but other persons may be admitted to the county hospitals upon the patients upon such terms and conditions as the county board of supervisors establishes. The hospitals and sanatoriums may be utilized for instruction of medical students, physicians and nurses and for scientific and clinical research that will promote the welfare of the patients and assist the application of science to the alleviation of human suffering.
27,2062 Section 2062. 46.21 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.21 (7) Applicability. Except as provided in s. 59.07 (153), this section does not apply, with respect to the county hospital under s. 49.16 (2) 49.71 (2), if the county board of supervisors acts under s. 59.07 (153).
27,2063 Section 2063. 46.215 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.215 (1)Creation; powers and duties. (intro.) In a county with a population of 500,000 or more the administration of welfare services is vested in a county department of social services under the jurisdiction of the county board of supervisors under s. 46.21 (2m) (b) 1. a. and in conformity with s. 49.50. Any reference in any law to a county department of social services under this section applies to a county department under s. 46.21 (2m) in its administration under s. 46.21 (2m) of the powers and duties of the county department of social services. The county department of social services shall have the following functions, duties and powers, and such other welfare functions as may be delegated to it:
27,2064 Section 2064. 46.215 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.215 (1) (a) To make investigations relating to relief or welfare administration and admissions to state and, county and other institutions upon request of court, superintendent, district attorney, veterans' service commission or any other county official.
27,2065 Section 2065. 46.215 (1) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.215 (1) (d) To make investigations which that relate to welfare services under subchs. II, IV and V of ch. 49 upon request by the department of health and social services, to make investigations that relate to juvenile delinquency-related services at the request of the department of corrections and to make investigations that relate to programs under subch. III of ch. 49 upon request by the department of industry, labor and human relations.
27,2066b Section 2066b. 46.215 (1) (fm) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.215 (1) (fm) To administer general relief funded by a relief block grant under s. 49.02 ch. 49, if the county operates a program funded by a relief block grant under that chapter.
27,2067 Section 2067. 46.215 (1) (j) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.215 (1) (j) To make payments in such manner as the department of health and social services industry, labor and human relations may determine for training of recipients, former recipients and potential recipients of aid in programs established under ss. 49.193 and 49.50 (7) 49.26 (1).
27,2068 Section 2068. 46.215 (1) (L) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.215 (1) (L) Within the limits of available state and federal funds and of county funds appropriated to match state funds, to provide social services for persons eligible for or receiving benefits under the supplementary security income program under federal Title XVI, the supplemental payments program under s. 49.177 49.77 or aid to families with dependent children under s. 49.19.
27,2069 Section 2069. 46.215 (1) (n) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.215 (1) (n) To collect and transmit information to the department of health and social services administration so that a federal energy assistance payment may be made to an eligible household; to collect and transmit information to the department of administration so that weatherization services may be made available to an eligible household; to receive applications from individuals seeking low-income energy assistance under s. 49.80 (4) 16.385 (4) or weatherization services under s. 16.39; to provide information on the income eligibility for weatherization of a recipient of low-income energy assistance to an entity with which the department of administration contracts for provision of weatherization under s. 16.39; and to receive a request, determine a correct payment amount, if any, and provide payment, if any, for emergency assistance under s. 49.80 (8) 16.385 (8).
27,2070 Section 2070. 46.215 (2) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 46.215 (2) (a) 1. and amended to read:
46.215 (2) (a) 1. In order to ensure the availability of a full range of care and services, the county department of social services may contract, either directly or through the department of health and social services, with public or voluntary agencies or others to purchase, in full or in part, care and services, except as provided under subch. III of ch. 49 and s. 301.08 (2), which the county department of social services is authorized by any statute to furnish in any manner. Such This care and these services may be purchased from the department of health and social services if the department of health and social services has staff to furnish the care and services. If the county department of social services has adequate staff, it may sell the care and services directly to another county or state agency.
27,2071 Section 2071. 46.215 (2) (a) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
46.215 (2) (a) 2. In order to ensure the availability of a full range of care and services, the county department of social services may contract, either directly or through the department of industry, labor and human relations, with public or voluntary agencies or others to purchase, in full or in part, care and services under subch. III of ch. 49 which the county department of social services is authorized to furnish. This care and these services may be purchased from the department of industry, labor and human relations if the department of industry, labor and human relations has staff to furnish the services. If the county department of social services has adequate staff, it may sell the care and services directly to another county or state agency.
27,2071m Section 2071m. 46.215 (2) (a) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
46.215 (2) (a) 3. In order to ensure the availability of a full range of care and services, the county department of social services may contract, either directly or through the department of corrections, with public or voluntary agencies or others to purchase, in full or in part, juvenile delinquency-related care and services which the county department of social services is authorized by any statute to furnish in any manner. Such services may be purchased from the department of corrections if the department of corrections has staff to furnish the services. If the county department of social services has adequate staff, it may sell the care and services directly to another county or state agency.
27,2072 Section 2072. 46.215 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.215 (2) (b) A county department of social services may purchase development and training services from the department of health and social services, from the department of industry, labor and human relations, from the department of corrections or from other county agencies when such the services are available. A county department of social services may sell such the development and staff training services to another county or state agency if it the county department has adequate staff to provide such the services.
27,2073 Section 2073. 46.215 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.215 (2) (c) A county department of social services shall submit to the department of health and social services develop, under the requirements of s. 46.036, plans and contracts for care and services to be purchased. The contracts shall be developed under s. 46.036. The department of health and social services shall may review the contracts and approve them if they are consistent with s. 46.036 and if state or federal funds are available for such purposes. The joint committee on finance may require the department of health and social services to submit the contracts to the committee for review and approval. The department of health and social services may not make any payments to a county for programs included in a contract under review by the committee. The department of health and social services shall reimburse each county for the approved contracts from the appropriations under s. 20.435 (3) (oo) and (7) (b) and (o) or under s. 20.435 (3) (cd), as appropriate, under s. 49.52.
27,2074 Section 2074. 46.215 (2) (c) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is renumbered 46.215 (2) (c) 1. and amended to read:
46.215 (2) (c) 1. A county department of social services shall develop, under the requirements of s. 46.036, plans and contracts for care and services to be purchased , except for care and services under subch. III of ch. 49 or s. 301.08 (2). The department of health and social services may review the contracts and approve them if they are consistent with s. 46.036 and if state or federal funds are available for such purposes. The joint committee on finance may require the department of health and social services to submit the contracts to the committee for review and approval. The department of health and social services may not make any payments to a county for programs included in a contract under review by the committee. The department of health and social services shall reimburse each county for the contracts from the appropriations under s. 20.435 (3) (oo) and (7) (b) and (o) or under s. 20.435 (3) (cd), as appropriate, under s. 49.52 46.495.
27,2075 Section 2075. 46.215 (2) (c) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
46.215 (2) (c) 2. A county department of social services shall develop, under the requirements of s. 49.34, plans and contracts for care and services to be purchased under subch. III of ch. 49. The department of industry, labor and human relations may review the contracts and approve them if they are consistent with s. 49.34 and if state or federal funds are available for such purposes. The joint committee on finance may require the department of industry, labor and human relations to submit the contracts to the committee for review and approval. The department of industry, labor and human relations may not make any payments to a county for programs included in a contract under review by the committee.
27,2075m Section 2075m. 46.215 (2) (c) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
46.215 (2) (c) 3. A county department of social services shall develop, under the requirements of s. 301.08 (2), plans and contracts for juvenile delinquency-related care and services to be purchased. The department of corrections may review the contracts and approve them if they are consistent with s. 301.08 (2) and if state or federal funds are available for such purposes. The joint committee on finance may require the department of corrections to submit the contracts to the committee for review and approval. The department of corrections may not make any payments to a county for programs included in a contract under review by the committee. The department of corrections shall reimburse each county for the contracts from the appropriations under s. 20.410 (3) (cd) and (oo) as appropriate.
27,2076 Section 2076. 46.215 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.215 (3) Program budgets. The county department of social services shall submit a final budget to the department of health and social services under s. 46.031 (1), to the department of corrections under s. 301.031 (1) and to the department of industry, labor and human relations under s. 49.325 (1), for authorized services.
27,2077 Section 2077. 46.22 (1) (am) of the statutes is amended to read:
46.22 (1) (am) Funding for multicounties. State social services funding under s. 20.435 (7) (b) is not available to counties which establish a multicounty department of social services until the counties have drafted a contractual agreement, approved by the secretary, setting forth the plans for direct sponsorship and have drafted a budget under par. (b) 8 1. d.
27,2078 Section 2078. 46.22 (1) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 46.22 (1) (b) 1. (intro.).
27,2079 Section 2079. 46.22 (1) (b) 1. of the statutes is repealed.
27,2080 Section 2080. 46.22 (1) (b) 2. of the statutes is renumbered 46.22 (1) (b) 1. a.
27,2081 Section 2081. 46.22 (1) (b) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
46.22 (1) (b) 2. A county department of social services shall have the following functions, duties and powers in accordance with the rules promulgated by the department of industry, labor and human relations and subject to the supervision of the department of industry, labor and human relations:
a. To administer aid to families with dependent children under s. 49.19.
b. To maintain administrative and reporting relationships with all pertinent state departments.
c. To make investigations as provided under subch. III of ch. 49 upon request by the department of industry, labor and human relations.
d. To certify eligibility for and issue food coupons to needy households in conformity with 7 USC 2011 to 2029.
e. To make payments in such manner as the department of industry, labor and human relations may determine for training of recipients, former recipients and potential recipients of aid in programs established under ss. 49.193 and 49.26 (1).
f. To submit a final budget in accordance with s. 49.325 (1) for services authorized in this subdivision.
g. To make certification or referral of eligibles for state or federal works or other assistance programs under subch. III of ch. 49, eligibility for which is based on need.
27,2082 Section 2082. 46.22 (1) (b) 3. of the statutes is renumbered 46.22 (1) (b) 1. b. and amended to read:
46.22 (1) (b) 1. b. To make investigations which relate to welfare services, except as provided under subch. III of ch. 49, upon request by the department of health and social services.
27,2083 Section 2083. 46.22 (1) (b) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
46.22 (1) (b) 3. A county department of social services shall have the following functions, duties and powers in accordance with the rules promulgated and standards established by the department of health and social services and subject to the supervision of the department of industry, labor and human relations:
a. To maintain administrative and reporting relationships with all pertinent state departments.
b. To make investigations which relate to programs under s. 49.046 upon request by the department of health and social services.
d. To submit a final budget to the department of industry, labor and human relations in accordance with s. 49.325 for services authorized in this subdivision.
27,2084 Section 2084. 46.22 (1) (b) 4. of the statutes is repealed.
27,2085 Section 2085. 46.22 (1) (b) 4m. of the statutes is created to read:
46.22 (1) (b) 4m. A county department of social services shall have the following functions, duties and powers in accordance with the rules promulgated by the department of administration and subject to the supervision of the department of administration:
a. To collect and transmit information to the department of administration so that a federal energy assistance payment may be made to an eligible household.
b. To collect and transmit information to the department of administration so that weatherization services may be made available to an eligible household.
c. To receive applications from individuals seeking low-income energy assistance under s. 16.385 (4) or weatherization services under s. 16.39.
d. To provide information on the income eligibility for weatherization of a recipient of low-income energy assistance to an entity with which the department of administration contracts for provision of weatherization under s. 16.39.
e. To receive a request, determine a correct payment amount, if any, and provide payment, if any, for emergency assistance under s. 16.385 (8).
27,2086 Section 2086. 46.22 (1) (b) 5. of the statutes is repealed.
27,2086m Section 2086m. 46.22 (1) (b) 5m. of the statutes is created to read:
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